Quantifying Strategic Choice Along the Vertical Coordination Continuum

The qualitative and quantitative results of a study undertaken to test a decision framework firms might consider in choosing a vertical coordination strategy are presented. The posited five-step decision making process tested that a change in coordination strategy would occur if and only if a "yes" decision was made at each step. The results reported as case-based frequencies and as a discriminate analysis function provide strong support for the study's research propositions. The ability of an alternative to reduce the costliness of a coordination error and the acceptability of the risk/return tradeoff were critical to the willingness of a sample of producers to change coordination strategy. Implementability was significant, but not to the same extent as costliness of a coordination error or acceptability of the risk/return tradeoff.


Issue Date:
2003
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/34395
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 06, Issue 3
Total Pages:
23




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