Working Papers


Los sistemas de aseguramiento de origen y calidad en lãs carnes vacunas argentinas

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Working Paper – 2005 Author: Hernán Palau Link to download this publication

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Informe coyuntural: la miel argentina en el mundo

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Working Paper – 2005 Autores: Fernando Mogni, Héctor Ordóñez, Hernán Palau Link to download this publication

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The food industry in Brazil and in the U.S: the effects of FTAA on trade and investments

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Working Paper – 2004 Authors: Paulo F. Azevedo, Fabio R. Chaddad, Elizabeth M. M. Q. Farina Abstract: This document is part of the first component of the initiative. Link to download this publication

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Modeling produce procurement and merchandising strategies of traditional retailers in the face of competition with supermarkets in the São Paulo Region

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Working Paper – 2004 Authors: Elizabeth M. M. Q. Farina, Rubens Nunes, Guilherme F. de A Monteiro Abstract: This article proposes an explanation for evidence that challenges the view received in relation to the advance of the large supermarket chains in the food market. It was thought that the large, more efficient chains would expel the traditional forms of retail. The evolution of the food retail structure in Brazil shows, however, growth in the number of tradition...

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Corporate social liability and the creation of value for organizations

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Abstract: The issue of Corporate Social Responsibility is subject of growing debate in the academic environment. It is widely accepted that business has an ethical dimension, besides the economic and legal dimensions. But there is no consensus about the nature of the ethical dimension and to whom they are owed. A group of scholars support the “stockholder view”: the idea is that the only social responsibility of business managers is to increase profits of the company´s owners,...

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Economics of networks and patterns of competition in food and agribusiness

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Working Paper – 2003 Authors: Elizabeth M.M.Q. Farina, Decio Zylbersztajn Abstract: The paper discusses the concepts of agrifood chains, systems, networks and netchains. It addresses the issue of whether network concept is useful to understand the agri-food-business industry and if there are important consequences to extract regarding strategies and industry configuration. Most part of the literature on networks includes production systems (chains) as a special case...

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Dynamics of network governance: a contribution on the study of complex

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Working Paper  – 2003 Authors: Decio Zylbersztajn, Elizabeth M. M. Q. Farina Abstract: The choice among complex forms of governance is the focus of this paper. Networks are complex forms of organization designed to govern transactions involving firms in horizontal and vertical dimensions. The choice among alternative complex institutional arrangements is affected by relation-specific investments, distributive mechanisms and dynamic aspects based on relational...

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Costs, transactions and transactions costs: (are there simple answers for complex questions?)

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Working Paper  – 2003 Author: Decio Zylbersztajn Abstract: The relevance of direct measurements of transaction costs in due to its potencial to promote institutional changes. Simples examples of transaction costs measurements have been developed in different coutries usually choosing simple and objective cases. This paper elaborates on the paths that shoulde be further developed in order to amplify the potential of this research line. Basically points to the...

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Coexistence of institutional arrangements in slaughter aviculture in the State of São Paulo

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Abstract: The objective of the study is to analyse the coexistence of alternative institutional arrangements in agri-food systems, focusing on the broiler supply to processors in the poultry industry. The research problem deals with the coexistence of partnership contract, predominant in the Brazilian poultry industry, with spot market, supply contract and vertical integration in the State of São Paulo. The percentile participation of each arrangement on the total supply of the...

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Relationships with suppliers and strategic network effects: a case of an exporter of the supply chain of flowers

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Working Paper – 2002 Authors: Decio Zylbersztajn, Danny Pimentel Claro Link to download this publication

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Quatro estratégias fundamentais para cooperativas agrícolas

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Avaliação de contratos incompletos de longo prazo sobre ativos específicos: caso insdústria de gás natural brasileira

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Stability of contracts in the brazilian wine industry: improving quality attributes through chain coordination

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Working Paper – 2001 Authors: Decio Zylbersztajn, Marcelo Miele Link to download this publication

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Tomatoes and courts: strategy of the agro-industry facing weak contract enforcement

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Working Paper – 2000 Authors: Ligia Bello Nadalini, Decio Zylbersztajn Abstract: In the Northeast of Brazil, small farmers supplied tomatoes to a processing industry under pre-specified contract conditions. In view of the large number of ex-post contract hazards and the weak court enforcement of contract clauses, in addition to technological reasons, managers have decided to move the company to the Midwest where a reduced number of large farmers has been contracted to...

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The rise and fall of Arby´s in Brazil

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Working Paper – 2000 Authors: Marcos Fava Neves, Maria Stella Melo Saab, Alan de Genaro Dario Abstract: Food away from home represents almost US$ 15 billion each year in Brazil. And it is growing very fast (100% in the period 1994-98). Bahema, a Brazilian Group, bought the franchise of Arby’s Fast Food in order to enter this market. The case study focus on the challenges to grow and acquire economies of scale, and also on the chain management, discussing where...

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On the survival of contracts: a study of contracts stability in the brazilian seed industry

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Estudo de Caso – 2000 Authors: Decio Zylbersztajn, Sérgio G. Lazzarini Abstract: Contract length or duration is analyzed in the transaction cost economics literature within an ex ante focus, when agents pre-specify the desired duration of the transaction as a contractual clause. The present study focus on contract duration as defined in an ex post approach, meaning that the “survival” of contractual relationships is observed over time. Analysis of event histories...

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Marketing e canais de distribuição de commodities

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Contract analysis as a marketing/supplychain educational tool

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Working Paper – 2000 Author: Marcos Fava Neves Abstract: It is known by the literature that bounded rationality makes it almost impossible to build complete contracts. At the other side, incomplete contracts give rise to several problems and undesirable transaction costs that could be reduced if the contract building process was done with more details (accuracy). In some universities, students are not trained in these aspects, and the paper brings an exercise that is...

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Competitiveness of meat agribusiness chain in Brazil and extensions for Latim América

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Working Paper – 2000 Authors: Decio Zylbersztajn, Cláudio Antonio Pinheiro Machado Filho Link to download this publication

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A organização ética: um ensaio sobre as relações entre ambiente econômico e o comportamento das organizações

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