Vertical Relationships and Coordination in the Food System

  • Giovanni Galizzi
  • Luciano Venturini
Conference proceedings

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Giovanni Galizzi, Luciano Venturini
      Pages 1-3
  3. The Economics of Vertical Coordination

  4. Contractual Relationships and Mechanisms of Coordination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. W. J. Jos Bijman, R. J. M. van Tulder
      Pages 197-210
    3. Jartua Gilpin, W. Bruce Traill
      Pages 285-310
    4. Raúl Green, Teresa de Noronha Vaz, Bernard Schaller
      Pages 311-335
    5. Imcke Gribbohm, Rainer W. Kühl
      Pages 337-346
    6. Sylvette Monier-Dilhan, Hervé Ossard, Elisabeth Sadoulet
      Pages 395-403
    7. Giancarlo Moschini, Harvey Lapan
      Pages 405-431
  5. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 467-467
    2. Francis Declerck, Olivier Fourcadet, Hubert Faucher
      Pages 535-545
    3. Gianluca Nardone, Bernardo De Gennaro, Antonio Seccia
      Pages 561-578
    4. Ana I. Sanjuán, José M. Gil, Hector O. Zapata
      Pages 611-627
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 642-642

About these proceedings


New analysis and empirical evidence on several topics such as the determinants of shape and nature of the vertical relationships in the food system, the determinants of vertical co-ordination and competition, types and mechanisms of co-ordination as well as the consequences for competitiveness, consumer welfare and policy implications are provided. The focus is on vertical issues at different stages of the food chain with a particular emphasis on the increasing role played by retailers in shaping the vertical relationships in the food system through the development of food supply-chain management.


Agrarökonomik Agribusiness Agricultural Economics European food Food Chain Food System Nahrungsmittelkette Nahrungsmittelsysteme Oligopol Vertical Co-ordination Vertical Relationships Vertikale Beziehungen Vertikale Koordination food industry food safety

Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Galizzi
    • 1
  • Luciano Venturini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agri-Food EconomicsCatholic University of PiacenzaPiacenzaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1192-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48765-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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