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Hybrid forms of governance in small farmers' transactions: a study in Serra Fluminense

Grant number: 15/01873-3
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2015
Effective date (End): July 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Economics - Agrarian and Natural Resource Economics
Principal researcher:Hildo Meirelles de Souza Filho
Grantee:Hildo Meirelles de Souza Filho
Host: Fabio Ribas Chaddad
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Missouri, Columbia (UM), United States  

Abstract

New arrangements for coordinating transactions between links of the agri-chains are diffusing quickly. Retailers, wholesalers and processors increasingly seek to coordinate their suppliers by means of contract, formal or informal, establishing integration systems. Cooperative production and marketing systems have also been developed in this direction. Unlike spot market transactions, the new arrangements bring the need to establish long-term relationships between buyer and seller. Incentives, such as reduction of price risk, premium prices for quality and quantity, technical assistance and purchase guarantee. Such forms have been presented in the literature as hybrid forms of governance of transactions (Williamson, 1985). This project aims to identify and characterize hybrid forms of coordination in transactions held by small farmers; and to identify the conditions and motivations that lead them to participate in these arrangements. The research will make use of theoretical aproaches related to the New Institutional Economics (NIE) and Transaction Cost Economics (TCE). A data set with information on small farmers and market key players of Serra Fluminense, State of Rio de Janeiro, will be used in the analysis. Assumptions related socio-economic and institutional factors would be tested by means of descriptive statistics and econometric models of qualitative choice. During the research abroad, we intend to expand the literature review and data analysis in the Division of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Missouri, in collaboration with the host researcher, Dr. Fabio Ribas Chaddad. International articles for dissemination of results will be produced during the period. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
CARLOS IVAN MOZAMBANI; HILDO MEIRELLES DE SOUZA FILHO; BRUNO VARELLA MIRANDA. COMPROMISSOS MÚTUOS NAS TRANSAÇÕES DE HORTÍCOLAS NA SERRA FLUMINENSE. RAE-REVISTA DE ADMINISTRACAO DE EMPRESAS, v. 59, n. 3, p. 195-208, Jun. 2019.

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