Strategic Alliances in the U.S. Beef Supply Chain

This study analyzes vertical-coordination practices in the U.S. beef supply chain focusing on strategic alliances. We present results from a survey of beef alliances describing their organizational structure, the nature of participants' involvement, contractual requirements, information-sharing practices, services offered to alliance participants, and marketing strategies. Survey results provide a detailed description of 13 beef alliances and are intended to inform potential participants about vertical-coordination alternatives. In addition, the study provides relevant information for future economic research on the formation, organization, and functioning of beef alliances.


Issue Date:
2005-11
Publication Type:
Journal Article
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/27765
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/27765
Published in:
Journal of Food Distribution Research, 36, 3
Page range:
18-32
Total Pages:
15




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