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Business Strategies for the Growing of Giant Clams: What Paths Have Been or Are Being Followed by Enterprises?

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  • Tisdell, Clem
  • Barker, Jeremy
  • Stevens, Bruce

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Outlines development strategies of firms which have engaged in giant clam mariculture, particularly Australian firms, with special attention being given to Reefarm Pty. Ltd., the longest surviving commercial company involved in giant clam mariculture. Considers methods which companies in this area have used for coping with business uncertainty; examines the development of Reefarm Pty. Ltd and the choice of product-mix by Reefarm. The product mix involves pearl oysters, and supply of giant clams for a variety of markets (the aquarium trade, seed sales, the restaurant trade for food and provision of tourism/educational services). The analysis indicates the importance of considering the development of firms from an evolutionary perspective.

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  • Tisdell, Clem & Barker, Jeremy & Stevens, Bruce, 1993. "Business Strategies for the Growing of Giant Clams: What Paths Have Been or Are Being Followed by Enterprises?," Research Reports and Papers in Economics of Giant Clam Mariculture 206571, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
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    1. Tacconi, Luca & Tisdell, Clem, 1992. "Economics of Giant Clam Production in the South Pacific - Fiji, Tonga and Western Samoa," Research Reports and Papers in Economics of Giant Clam Mariculture 206554, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
    2. Tisdell, Clem & Tacconi, L. & Barker, J.R. & Lucas, J.S., 1991. "Economics of Ocean Culture of Giant Clams: Internal Rate of Return Analysis for Tridacna gigas," Research Reports and Papers in Economics of Giant Clam Mariculture 154860, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
    3. Firdausy, Carunia & Tisdell, Clem, 1989. "Seafarming as a Part of Indonesia's Economic Development Strategy - Seaweed and Giant Clam Mariculture as Cases," Research Reports and Papers in Economics of Giant Clam Mariculture 206397, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
    4. Tisdell, Clem & Lucas, J.S. & Thomas, W.R., 1990. "An Analysis of the Cost of Producing Giant Clam (Tridacna Gigas) Seed in Australia," Research Reports and Papers in Economics of Giant Clam Mariculture 206480, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
    5. Vuki, Veikila & Tisdell, Clem & Tacconi, Luca, 1991. "Socio-economic Aspects of Giant Clams in the Lau Group, Fiji and Farming Prospects: Results of Field Research," Research Reports and Papers in Economics of Giant Clam Mariculture 206544, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
    6. Firdausy, Carunia & Tisdell, Clem, 1990. "Assessing Species for Mariculture in Developing Countries: A Review of Economic Considerations," Research Reports and Papers in Economics of Giant Clam Mariculture 206479, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
    7. Tacconi, Luca & Tisdell, Clem, 1992. "Domestic Markets and Demand for Giant Clam Meat in the South Pacific Islands - Fiji, Tonga and Western Samoa," Research Reports and Papers in Economics of Giant Clam Mariculture 206553, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
    8. Pollock, Nancy J., 1992. "Giant Clams in Wallis: Prospects for Development," Research Reports and Papers in Economics of Giant Clam Mariculture 206557, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
    9. Firdausy, Carunia & Tisdell, Clem, 1990. "The Potential Demand for Giant Clams in Indonesia and their Status: A Report on a Survey of Four Coastal Villages in Bali and Java," Research Reports and Papers in Economics of Giant Clam Mariculture 206485, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
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    Keywords

    giant clam mariculture in Australia; business uncertainty; restaurant trade; tourism.; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Livestock Production/Industries; Risk and Uncertainty; Q57; Q21; Q22;

    JEL classification:

    • Q57 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Ecological Economics
    • Q21 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Demand and Supply; Prices
    • Q22 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Fishery

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