Business Organization and Coordination in Marketing Specialty Hogs: A Comparative Analysis of Two Firms from Iowa

dc.contributor.author Hueth, Brent
dc.contributor.author Ibarburu, Maro
dc.contributor.author Kliebenstein, James
dc.contributor.department Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
dc.date 2018-02-16T14:48:33.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T01:04:50Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T01:04:50Z
dc.date.embargo 2015-06-18
dc.date.issued 2005-11-01
dc.description.abstract <p>We study business organization and coordination of specialty-market hog production using a comparative analysis of two Iowa pork niche-marketing firms. We describe and analyze each firm's management of five key organizational challenges: planning and logistics, quality assurance, process verification and management of "credence attributes," business structure, and profit sharing. Although each firm is engaged in essentially the same activity, there are substantial differences across the two firms in the way production and marketing are coordinated. These differences are partly explained by the relative size and age of each firm, thus highlighting the importance of organizational evolution in agricultural markets, but are also partly the result of a formal organizational separation between marketing and production activities in one of the firms.</p>
dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/card_workingpapers/439/
dc.identifier.articleid 1435
dc.identifier.contextkey 7235606
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dc.identifier.submissionpath card_workingpapers/439
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/12786
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dc.subject.disciplines Agribusiness
dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural and Resource Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Industrial Organization
dc.subject.keywords Specialty hogs; coordination; contracting; organizational design; niche markets
dc.title Business Organization and Coordination in Marketing Specialty Hogs: A Comparative Analysis of Two Firms from Iowa
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