© 1999

Vertical Relationships and Coordination in the Food System

  • Giovanni Galizzi
  • Luciano Venturini
Conference proceedings

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Giovanni Galizzi, Luciano Venturini
      Pages 1-3
  3. The Economics of Vertical Coordination

  4. Contractual Relationships and Mechanisms of Coordination

About these proceedings


New analysis and empirical evidence on several topics such as the determinants of shape and nature of the vertical relationships in the food system, the determinants of vertical co-ordination and competition, types and mechanisms of co-ordination as well as the consequences for competitiveness, consumer welfare and policy implications are provided. The focus is on vertical issues at different stages of the food chain with a particular emphasis on the increasing role played by retailers in shaping the vertical relationships in the food system through the development of food supply-chain management.


Agrarökonomik Agribusiness Agricultural Economics European food Food Chain Food System Nahrungsmittelkette Nahrungsmittelsysteme Oligopol Vertical Co-ordination Vertical Relationships Vertikale Beziehungen Vertikale Koordination food industry food safety

Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Galizzi
    • 1
  • Luciano Venturini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agri-Food EconomicsCatholic University of PiacenzaPiacenzaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Vertical Relationships and Coordination in the Food System
  • Editors Giovanni Galizzi
    Luciano Venturini
  • Series Title Contributions to Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7908-1192-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-48765-1
  • Series ISSN 1431-1933
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 641
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Industrial Organization
    Agricultural Economics
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