• 1. Introduction
  • 1.1 Background
  • 1.2 Problem Setting
  • 1.3 Research Questions and Objectives
  • 2. Theoretical Framework
  • 2.1 New Institutional Economics: From Individuals to Instituions
  • 2.2 Institutional Environment and Institutional Arrangement
  • 2.3 Contractual Arrangements and the Diversity of Contracts
  • 3. Methodological Explanations
  • 3.1 Research Design
  • 3.2 Research Methods
  • 4. Preliminary Results of Empirical Research
  • 4.1 Credit Sources and Repayments Systems
  • 4.2 The Roles of Cooperative and Middleman
  • 4.3 Contractual Arrangements between Sugar Cane Farmers and Sugar Mill
  • 5. Concluding Remarks
  • References