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

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

by L. Tim Wallace
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461378532
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
11/12/2012
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
Pages:
421
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

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