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Case Studies of Strategic Alliances in Southeastern Beef Production

By Jeffrey M. Gillespie, Angel Bu and Robert W. Boucher

Abstract

Three calf marketing and three commercial beef carcass strategic alliances were examined via case study to determine alliance structure and whether each addressed risk, transaction costs, capital availability, and other concerns. The alliances reduced transaction costs and increased information flow among segments, but did not specifically address risk.Livestock Production/Industries,

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