Government and the Food Industry: Economic and Political Effects of Conflict and Co-Operation
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Government and the Food Industry: Economic and Political Effects of Conflict and Co-Operation

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This book's purpose is to shed light on the threats and opportunities arising from the incentives and restrictions of governmental actions which food industry managers discover in their search for profits. The food industry, as defined here, includes farmers, their input suppliers, processors and distributors. This text explores how the private sector reacts to the stimulus of public support measures, rules and regulations which are usually motivated by entirely different ends than those desired within the private sector. No current single model of economic behavior as yet adequately encompasses or quantifies these complex vectors and forces. Management is comprised of many factors, most of which can be identified ex post but few of which can be appraised precisely ex ante. The perceptual processes by which managers respond to governments are influenced by culture, aptitudes, individual and collective goals. details of most government/business relationships are discussed Few openly since management and government officials are, understandably, often reluctant to share the decision tree route by which trust is built and understandings are negotiated. Our text differs from others in that we combine both a theoretical and experiential approach to the subject. The insights provided by the case study material give a more macro and yet realistic view than tha t usually offered elsewhere. We indicate the risks and dynamics of the situations faced by management while also showing the importance and strategic relevance of a solid analytical foundation for managerial purposes.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 421 pages
  • 164 x 242 x 32mm | 961.62g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1997 ed.
  • XIII, 421 p.
  • 079239979X
  • 9780792399797

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; L.T. Wallace, W.R. Schroder. Preface; L.T. Wallace, W.R. Schroder. Section I: Overviews. 1. Government and the Food Industry in a Knowledge Creating World; S.T. Sonka. 2. Economics, Government and the Food Industry; G. Edwards. Section II: Domestic Competition and Trade Practices Policy. 3. Competition and Trade Practice Policies: An Overview; B.W. Marion. 4. Deregulation: The New Zealand Food Industry; R. Lattimore. 5. Statutory Marketing Organizations: The Elasticities Trap; G. Cutbush. 6. Statutory Marketing Organizations: Management Issues; W. Cartwright. Section III: Research and Development Policy Issues. 7. Research Policy Challenges; J.M. Alston, et al. 8. Food Industry Research and Development; M.D. Earle, R.L. Earle. 9. The BST Case; W.D. Dobson. Section IV: Selected Interest Group Issues. 10. Worldwide Opportunities to Market Food Safety; T. Roberts, et al. 11. Communications: Theory and Practice; L. Richardson. 12. Animal Welfare: The Food Industry and Government; D. Hughes. Section V: Environmental Issues and The Food Industry. 13. A Life Ethic for Sustainability Revisited; J.A. Moles. 14. Environmental Issues, Policy and the Food Industry; S.S. Batie. 15. Agrichemical Disposal: A Case Study of Stakeholder Intervention; G. McBride. 16. Use and Control of Agricultural Chemicals in the U.S.: Cost, Productivity and Efficiency Issues; J.B. Siebert. Section VI: InternationalTrade Policy. 17. Private-Public Partnership for Market Development; W.J. Armbruster, et al. 18. Managed Trade in Agricultural Markets; T.E. Josling. 19. Can Wine Industry Competition Survive Regulation? K. Moulton, T. Spawton. 20. Dynamics of Business-Government Relationships: The Case of Nestle in Asia; L. Dooley. Section VII: Government/Business Strategy Linkages. 21. Taking the Offense: Anticipating and Managing Issues; K. Tucker. 22. Governments and Business Strategy: Another Research Agenda; W.R. Schroder, F. Mavondo. 23. The Heterogeneity of Firms: Where Public Policy and Firm Strategy Collide; R.E. Westgren, L.J. Martin. Index.
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