AGROHOLDINGS AND CLUSTERS IN KAZAKHSTAN’S AGRO-FOOD SECTOR

The paper provides an overview of the institutional arrangements on the micro level that have evolved in the agro-food sector of Kazakhstan in the course of transition. Emphasis is laid on more complex arrangements like "agroholdings" and "clusters", hitherto mostly unknown in the agro-food sectors of established market economies. It is shown that "agroholdings" are concentrated mainly in the northern part of Kazakhstan and to a large extent in the grain sector, while in the south a scattered small scale (individual) farm structure has emerged. Parallel to this market-driven development, the Kazakhstani government tries to promote other institutional arrangements that it deems to be of superior competitiveness, especially agro-food clusters. Refering to Hayek’s concept of pretence of knowledge and empirical evidence of cluster facilitation policies of other countries the success of the Kazakhstani cluster initiative is questioned.


Variant title:
AGROHOLDINGS UND CLUSTERS IN KASACHSTAN’S AGRAR- UND ERNÄHRUNGSSEKTOR
Editor(s):
Balmann, Alfons
Brosig, Stephan
Buchenrieder, Gertrud
Glauben, Thomas
Muller, Daniel
Hockmann, Heinrich
Petrick, Martin
Issue Date:
2009
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 1438-2172 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/91766
Page range:
7-29
Total Pages:
34
JEL Codes:
Q13; Q18; L 22
Series Statement:
IAMO Discussion Paper
126




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