Government and the Food Industry: Economic and Political Effects of Conflict and Co-Operation / Edition 1

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The purpose of this volume is to shed light on the linkages between incentives and restrictions of governmental actions which managers of food industry firms find in their search for profits. The food industry, broadly defined, includes farmers, their input suppliers, processors and the distribution sector. No current single model of economic behavior as yet adequately encompasses or quantifies these complex considerations, in part because the perceptual processes by which managers respond to governments are influenced by culture, aptitudes, and individual and collective goals. Government and the Food Industry: Economic and Political Effects of Conflict and Cooperation explores how the private sector theoretically and actually reacts to the stimulus of public support measures, rules and regulations which are often motivated by entirely different ends from those desired by the private sector. Government and the Food Industry: Economic and Political Effects of Conflict and Cooperation combines both a theoretical and an empirical approach to the subject, incorporating case study material to add examples to the macro analysis.

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These 23 contributions combine a theoretical and experiential approach to analyzing the threats and opportunities that food industry managers experience as a result of governmental incentives and restrictions. The authors explore the ways in which the private sector reacts to the stimulus of public support measures; the terms of trade between specific firms, interests, and governments; and the ways in which markets and terms might evolve. Both the New Zealand and US food industries are considered. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792399797
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/26/2007
  • Edition description: 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 421
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; L.T. Wallace, W.R. Schroder. Preface; L.T. Wallace, W.R. Schroder. Section I: Overviews. 1. Government and the Food Industry in a Knowledge Creating World; S.T. Sonka. 2. Economics, Government and the Food Industry; G. Edwards. Section II: Domestic Competition and Trade Practices Policy. 3. Competition and Trade Practice Policies: An Overview; B.W. Marion. 4. Deregulation: The New Zealand Food Industry; R. Lattimore. 5. Statutory Marketing Organizations: The Elasticities Trap; G. Cutbush. 6. Statutory Marketing Organizations: Management Issues; W. Cartwright. Section III: Research and Development Policy Issues. 7. Research Policy Challenges; J.M. Alston, et al. 8. Food Industry Research and Development; M.D. Earle, R.L. Earle. 9. The BST Case; W.D. Dobson. Section IV: Selected Interest Group Issues. 10. Worldwide Opportunities to Market Food Safety; T. Roberts, et al. 11. Communications: Theory and Practice; L. Richardson. 12. Animal Welfare: The Food Industry and Government; D. Hughes. Section V: Environmental Issues and The Food Industry. 13. A Life Ethic for Sustainability Revisited; J.A. Moles. 14. Environmental Issues, Policy and the Food Industry; S.S. Batie. 15. Agrichemical Disposal: A Case Study of Stakeholder Intervention; G. McBride. 16. Use and Control of Agricultural Chemicals in the U.S.: Cost, Productivity and Efficiency Issues; J.B. Siebert. Section VI: International Trade Policy. 17. Private-Public Partnership for Market Development; W.J. Armbruster, et al. 18. Managed Trade in Agricultural Markets; T.E. Josling. 19. Can Wine Industry Competition Survive Regulation? K. Moulton, T. Spawton. 20. Dynamics of Business-Government Relationships: The Case of Nestlé in Asia; L. Dooley. Section VII: Government/Business Strategy Linkages. 21. Taking the Offense: Anticipating and Managing Issues; K. Tucker. 22. Governments and Business Strategy: Another Research Agenda; W.R. Schroder, F. Mavondo. 23. The Heterogeneity of Firms: Where Public Policy and Firm Strategy Collide; R.E. Westgren, L.J. Martin. Index.

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