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Contracting Food Safety Strategies in Hybrid Governance Structures

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  • Gaetano Martino
  • Paolo Polinori

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The study consider the relationship between food safety strategies and organizational choice. The poultry sector provides an insightful example to illustrate and to analyse this field. Furthermore, European Union regulation requires change in safety related technologies (i.e., the ban of Antibiotic Growth Promoters), positing several research questions: the focus here is on the possibilities of adoption of new productive techniques when the link between the growing stage and the processing stage is based on contractual relationship. The choice of governance structure is examined and the causal nexus between contract performance and food safety outcomes is stressed. An empirical analysis of growers’ preferences for contract attributes is proposed as a support for the negotiation and the realization of food safety strategies.

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  • Gaetano Martino & Paolo Polinori, 2007. "Contracting Food Safety Strategies in Hybrid Governance Structures," Quaderni del Dipartimento di Economia, Finanza e Statistica 40/2007, Università di Perugia, Dipartimento Economia.
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    Keywords

    Hybrid form; food safety; contract choices; choice experiments;
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    JEL classification:

    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy

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