An Empirical Study on Governance Structure Choices in China´s Pork Supply Chain

China´s pork chain is changing in several ways. Specialized and commercial productions are gaining importance although small scale (backyard) pig production still dominates production. Similarly, small slaughterhouses continue transactions with pig producers in spot market relationships, while big pork slaughtering and processing companies are actively exploring and advancing different forms of integration. This study explains the governance structure choices in China´s pork chain from both transaction cost economics and transaction value analysis perspec-tives using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). It is revealed that governance choices in China´s pork chain are the joint effect of transaction cost and collaborative advantages.


Editor(s):
IFAMR, IFAMA
Issue Date:
May 01 2012
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN #: 1559-2448) (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/127110
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 15, Issue 2
Page range:
121-152
Total Pages:
32
JEL Codes:
Q11
Note:
The IFAMR is the official journal of IFAMA. www.ifama.org
Series Statement:
Volume 15
Issue 2




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