Rent Sharing in Multi-Site Hog Production
Brian P. Cozzarin
Randall E. Westgren
American Journal of Agricultural Economics,
A firm-level model of three-site hog production is used compare a franchise organizational structure to a three-firm alliance. The results of the simulations imply that the franchise system is better equipped to mitigate underproduction in the nursery and finishing units, the nursery and finishing units lose relatively more profit than they otherwise would in an alliance. The pig-space guatantee does little to offset the financial risk for the nursery and finishing units when underproduction occurs upstream (breeding, gestation, and farrowing unit). Copyright 2000, Oxford University Press.