The Ethics and Economics of Agrifood Competition

  • Harvey S. James, Jr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Conceptualizing Agrifood Competition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Yasha Rohwer, Randall Westgren
      Pages 37-53
    3. Michael E. Sykuta
      Pages 55-73
    4. C. Robert Taylor
      Pages 75-98
    5. Harvey S. James Jr., Mary K. Hendrickson, Philip H. Howard
      Pages 99-126
  3. Assessing Agrifood Competition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Douglas H. Constance, Francisco Martinez-Gomez, Gilberto Aboites-Manrique, Alessandro Bonanno
      Pages 155-175
    3. Ani L. Katchova, Timothy A. Woods
      Pages 227-242
    4. Adrienn Molnár, Katrien Van Lembergen, Federico Tarantini, Aimé Heene, Xavier Gellynck
      Pages 243-261
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 263-269

About this book


This edited volume presents ethical and economic analyses of agrifood competition. By systematically examining fairness and openness in agricultural markets, it seeks to answer the question of whether there is adequate competition in the agrifood industry and whether the system is fair to all participants. It outlines ethical and economic principles important for understanding agrifood competition, presents arguments for and against consolidation, globalization and the integration of agrifood industries, and looks at the implications of globalization on the nature of competition in specific agricultural contexts.


Agricultural Contracting Agrifood Competition Agrifood Industries Cattle Markets Competition in Agriculture Conceptualizing Fairness in the Context of Competition Consolidation in Agriculture Cooption of Local Foods Corporate Control of Agriculture Ethical Issues in Agriculture Ethics and Economics of Agrifood Competition European Food Prices Monitoring Tool Globalization and Agriculture Industrial Clusters Market Fairness Marketing Local Foods Problems with Poultry Production and Processing Sourcing and Marketing Food

Editors and affiliations

  • Harvey S. James, Jr.
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Agricultural and Applied EUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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