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Transnational Grain Firms: Evolution And Strategies In North America


  • Wilson, William W.
  • Dahl, Bruce L.


The grain trading industry has changed radically during the past two decades. This report describes these changes in detail. First, dynamics of the major fundamental changes are described. Second, the extent and nature of structural changes in the grain handling industry are analyzed. Changes in the transnational grain exporting industry are analyzed and described as well as the implications of privatization of grain importing functions.

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  • Wilson, William W. & Dahl, Bruce L., 1999. "Transnational Grain Firms: Evolution And Strategies In North America," Agricultural Economics Reports 23278, North Dakota State University, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:nddaer:23278
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.23278

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    1. William W. Wilson, 1995. "Structural changes and strategies in the North American flour milling industry," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 11(5), pages 431-439.
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    1. Johansen, Stephan & Wilson, William & Dahl, Bruce L., 2015. "Valuing Switching Options in International Grain Marketing," Agribusiness & Applied Economics Report 201309, North Dakota State University, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics.
    2. Ellen Goddard, 2002. "Factors Underlying the Evolution of Farm-related Cooperatives in Alberta," Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society/Societe canadienne d'agroeconomie, vol. 50(4), pages 473-495, December.
    3. Margherita Scoppola, 2007. "Economies of scale and market structure in international grain trade," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 37(2‐3), pages 277-291, September.


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