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Price transmission in food supply chains with imperfect factor markets and contract enforcement problems

The overall objective of research theme is to analyze the implications of imperfect factor markets and contract enforcement problems on price transmission in food supply chains. In order to analyze this, the research analyzes the impact of market imperfections on how surplus is created, how it is distributed between the different partners in the supply chain, and how competition affects it. This research will provide a better understanding of the effect of imperfect markets on price transmission based on both a theoretical model and empirical evidence of case studies in various EU member states, including the new member states.

This research theme has the following sub-objectives:

  1. Development of a theoretical framework that analyzes how the price transmission in food supply chains changes, when factor markets are incomplete and contract enforcement is imperfect.
  2. Empirical analysis of price transmission and vertical integration in the supply chain based on case studies from different EU member states (both old and new member states will be included in the analysis). This analysis will lead to a better understanding of the interaction between imperfect factor markets and price transmission in the supply chain.

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