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Title: Applying Transaction Cost Economics: A Note on Biomass Supply Chains
Authors: Altman, Ira J.
Sanders, Dwight R.
Boessen, Christian R.
Keywords: biomass supply chains
transaction cost
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: Agricultural supply chains, especially those from producer to first handler, are relatively mature institutions. While agricultural economists often observe the evolution of marketing structures in developing nations, it is a rare opportunity to research a developing market within North America. The emerging bioenergy industry—which relies on non-food crops such as straw—provides the potential to research and potentially impact the development of new supply chains. Here, we briefly review the literature related to biomass supply chains, pose a transaction cost approach to studying their development, and then discuss the procurement strategies of an industry leader: the Iogen Corporation.
Identifiers: 0738-8950
Institution/Association: Journal of Agribusiness>Volume 25, Number 1, Spring 2007
Total Pages: 8
From Page: 107
To Page: 114
Collections:Volume 25, Number 1, Spring 2007

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