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project design and delivery through implementation of innovative contracting and procurement practices. The concept of … and cost-effectiveness of these two alternative contracting practices. Effectiveness was measured in terms of average …
attributes associated with both business arrangements. The benefits to growers from contracting (such as risk reduction) may be … estimate (1) the difference in expected net returns between contracting and independent production, (2) the premium a …
Agricultural production responds to social, political, economic, environmental, and technological drivers that influence producers' decisions and shape the individual systems through modification of management practices, crop and livestock mix, and marketing strategy. We use an interview and...
This study presents evidence that contracting is positively associated with the scale of production for six major U … likelihood of an operation contracting increases with its scale. This relationship is strongest in the cattle and hog sectors … scale and contracting are proposed, including imperfect capital markets, contractor transaction costs, input leverage …
examines whether changes in the prevalence of contracting at the county level are correlated with changes in the spot market … contracting prevalence. Results are sufficiently precise to rule out an economically significant negative relationship between … contracting prevalence and the spot price as statistically unlikely. …
INDOT initiated a study to investigate Performance Based Contracting of maintenance operations. One of the main impetus … planning how maintenance will be performed. One viable option is the use of performance based contracting (PBC). This study has … North Carolina. Other states studied included: South Carolina, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, and Texas.* Evaluated contracting …
This report discusses findings from a survey of 660 randomly selected Michigan residents in winter 2007. The survey examined attitudes of Michigan residents toward eight strategies to resolving situations where current revenues are inadequate to support local services at past levels. The...
Sicherstellung des Contracting-Angebotes der Immobilien- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH Adelsberg am Markt.Mittels verschiedener … Analysen wird die Vermarktung der Contracting-Dienstleistungen konzipiert. Mit Hilfe von verschiedenen … Kommunikationsinstrumenten soll den Kunden bzw. potenziellen Kunden Energieliefer-Contracting näher gebracht werden und diese dazubewegen, das …
The rise of contract farming and vertical integration is one of the most important changes in modern agriculture. Yet the adoption and diffusion of these new forms of organization has varied widely across regions, commodities, or farm types, however. Transaction cost theories and the like are...
We study business organization and coordination of specialty-market hog production using a comparative analysis of two Iowa pork niche-marketing firms. We describe and analyze each firm's management of five key organizational challenges: planning and logistics, quality assurance, process...