publication . Other literature type . Preprint . 2009

FACTORS INFLUENCING ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE IN THE FOOD MANUFACTURING, CHEMICAL, AGRICULTURAL WHOLESALING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES

Roucan-Kane, Maud; Pena, Inaki; Boehlje, Michael; Akridge, Jay T.; Roucan-Kane, Maud; Pena, Inaki; Boehlje, Michael; Akridge, Jay T.;
English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: Unknown
Abstract
The objective of this study is to identify factors determining a business investment strategy (i.e., the choice of investment commitment and form of organizational structure) in the food manufacturing, chemical, agricultural wholesaling and biotechnology industries. Propositions regarding strategic alliance theories are tested on over 400 inter-firm collaborative agreements using secondary data from major US and European companies for the 1994-97 period. Results suggest that transactions with lower technological and resource uncertainty levels are more likely to result in investments with a higher commitment level (i.e., acquisitions or majority equity-based con...
Subjects
free text keywords: Transaction costs, strategic alliances, food manufacturing, chemical, agricultural wholesaling, ag-biotechnology, investment strategy, innovation, Agribusiness, Industrial Organization, Transaction costs, strategic alliances, food manufacturing, chemical, agricultural wholesaling, ag-biotechnology, investment strategy, innovation, jel:L10

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