Click here to download

The Interbranch organizations in the cap reform: Institutional nature, opportunities and limits
Journal Title: ECONOMIA AGRO-ALIMENTARE 
Author/s: Gaetano Martino, Daniela Toccaceli, Alessandro Pacciani, Michela Ascani 
Year:  2019 Issue: Language: English 
Pages:  20 Pg. 315-334 FullText PDF:  154 KB
DOI:  10.3280/ECAG2019-002008
(DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation:  clicca qui   and here 


The objective of this study is to address the following research question: how could the Interbranch organizations (IBOs) support the implementation of the new cap regulatory approach sustaining the design and the implementation of private orderings in Agro-industry value chains? Our method is based on two steps. First we delineate a conceptual framework based on recent achievements of Transaction Cost Economics. This step is based on the illustration of a three institutional layers architecture which includes macro-, meso- and microinstitutional levels. The next step is to focus on the case study of IBOs and is dedicated to analysis of such arrangements in terms of meso- institutions. The study provides two basic results. First is pointed out that the cap reform calls for the identification of appropriate meso-institutional level. Secondly it is suggested that the efficiency of the micro-institutional level is increased by the integration of the scope of the meso-institutional level.
Keywords: Coordination, governance structures, meso-institutions, Interbranchs organizzations, Common Agricultural Policy.
Jel Code: Q13, L1, L2

  1. Bowen, F., Newenham-Kahindi, A., Herremans, I. (2010). When suits meet roots: The antecedents and consequences of community engagement strategy. Journal of Business Ethics, 95(2), 297-318.
  2. Cacchiarelli, L., Sorrentino, A. (2018). Market power in food supply chain: Evidence from Italian pasta chain. British Food Journal, 120(9), 2129-2141., DOI: 10.1108/BFJ-10-2017-0548
  3. Ciliberti, S., Chiodini, G., Frascarelli, A. (2018). The role of the cap in fostering the diffusion of institutional hybrid arrangements: three case studies from Italy. Italian Review of Agricultural Economics, 73(3), 17-35.
  4. Coase, R.H. (2005). The institutional structure of production. In Menard C., & Shirley M. (eds). Handbook of new institutional economics (pp. 31-39). Springer, Boston, MA., DOI: 10.1007/0-387-25092-1_3
  5. Dahlstrom, R., Nygaard, A. (2010). Epilogue: Popperian perspectives on transaction cost economics and future directions of empirical research. Journal of Retailing, 86(3), 284-290.
  6. Del Cont, C., Bodiguel, L., Iannarelli, A. (2012): EU Competition Framework: Specific Rules For The Food Chain in The New cap. European Parliament. -- www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=IPOLAGRI_NT(2012)474541.
  7. De Oliveira Magalhaes, G. (2019). Meso-institution complementarity and interconnectivity: the case of Milk sector in Brazil and Italy, University of San Paulo (Brazil) and University of Perugia (Italy), unpublished manuscript.
  8. Eisenhardt, K.M. (1989). Building theories from case study research. Academy of management review, 14(4), 532-550.
  9. Erjavec, E., Jongeneel, R.A., Garcia Azcarate, T. (2018). Research for agri Committee-The cap Strategic Plans beyond 2020: appraisal of the EC legislative proposals, European Parliament, Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies, Brussels. -- www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=IPOL_STU(2018)629174.
  10. European Commission Agricultural Market Task Force (2016). Improving Market Outcomes. Enhancing the position of farmers in the supply chain. Brussel. -- https://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/sites/agriculture/files/agri-markets-task-force/improving-markets-outcomes_en.pdf.
  11. European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (2016). Study on agricultural interbranch organisations in the EU. Report prepared by Arcadia International, LEI_Wageningen UR, Dr. Luc Bodiguel and national experts, 30 October 2016.
  12. Fałkowski, J. (2017). The economic aspects of unfair trading practices: measurement and indicators. Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain: A literature review on methodologies, impacts and regulatory aspects. EC JRC, Luxembourg, 20-38.
  13. Grandori, A. (2017). Linnaeus in the jungle: configurational lenses for discerning forms of economic organization in agri-business. In Martino, G., Karantininis, K., Pascucci, S., Dries, L., Codron, J.M. (Eds.). It’s a jungle out there – the strange animals of economic organization in agri-food value chains (pp. 209-222). Wageningen Academic Publishers., DOI: 10.3920/978-90-8686-844-5_2
  14. Henke, R., Benos, T., De Filippis, F., Giua, M., Pierangeli, F., Pupo D’Andrea, M.R. (2018). The New Common Agricultural Policy: How do Member States Respond to Flexibility?. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, 56(2), 403-419.
  15. Mantino, F., & Forcina, B. (2018). Market, Policies and Local Governance as Drivers of Environmental Public Benefits: The Case of the Localised Processed Tomato in Northern Italy. Agriculture, 8(3), 34.
  16. Mantino, F., & Vanni, F. (2018). The Role of Localized Agri-Food Systems in the Provision of Environmental and Social Benefits in Peripheral Areas: Evidence from Two Case Studies in Italy. Agriculture, 8(8), 120.
  17. Martino G., Toccaceli D. (2017). Organizing key cooperative relationships: cases from Interbranch Organizations. Presentation at Cresce la cooperazione agroalimentare, cresce l’agricoltura. L’innovazione del modello cooperativo per l’agricoltore 4.0 nel confronto tra Italia e Francia, Accademia dei Georgofil, Firenze, 30-31 marzo 2017.
  18. Martino, G., Karantininis, K., Pascucci, S., Dries, L., Codron, J.M. (Eds.) (2017a). It’s a jungle out there – the strange animals of economic organization in agrifood value chains. Wageningen Academic Publishers., DOI: 10.3920/978-90-8686-844-5
  19. Martino, G., Pampanini, R. (2005). Associazioni di produttori e organizzazioni interprofessionali in agricoltura: le prospettive alla luce del D.Lgs. n. 228/2001. Economia e Diritto Agroalimentare, 10(1), 153-189.
  20. Martino, G., Pampanini, R. (2006). Natura economica delle organizzazioni dei produttori agricoli: un’interpretazione alla luce della teoria neoistituzionale. Economia e Diritto Agroalimentare, 11(1), 129-145.
  21. Martino, G., Rossetti, E., Marchini, A., & Frascarelli, A. (2017b). Process innovation in milling stage in olive oil sector: evidence from an empirical analysis in Umbria (Italy). British Food Journal, 119(8), 1748-1765., DOI: 10.1108/BFJ-12-2016-0585
  22. Martino, G., Toth, J., Frascarelli, A. (2017c). Concepts in European policy intervention and food exchange: a Delphi approach. In Martino, G., Karantininis, K., Pascucci, S., Dries, L., Codron, J.M. (Eds.). It’s a jungle out there – the strange animals of economic organization in agri-food value chains (pp. 41-65). Wageningen Academic Publishers., DOI: 10.3920/978-90-8686-844-5_14
  23. Menard, C. (2014). Hybrids and other strange animals in the Agri-food industry, Keynote Lecture at the Pre-Conference Workshop “It’s a jungle out there! The strange animals of economic organization in agri-food value chains” European Association of Agricultural Economists, Lubljana, 25 th August 2014.
  24. Menard, C. (2014). Embedding organizational arrangements: towards a general model. Journal of Institutional Economics, 10(4), 567-589., DOI: 10.1017/S1744137414000228
  25. Menard, C. (2017). Meso-institutions: The variety of regulatory arrangements in the water sector. Utilities Policy, 49, 6-19.
  26. Menard, C. (2018). Organization and governance in the agrifood sector: How can we capture their variety? Agribusiness, 34(1), 142-160.
  27. Menard, C. (2013). Hybrid modes of organization. In Gibbons R. and Roberst J. (eds.). Handbook of Organizational Economics, Princeton, 1066-1106, Princeton University Press., DOI: 10.1515/9781400845354-028
  28. Milgrom, P., Roberts J. (1990). Economics, Organization and Management. Prentice-Hall International Edition, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey (Usa).
  29. North, D.C. (1990). Institutions, Institutional change and Economic Performance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  30. Pascucci, S., Dries, L., Karantininis, K., & Martino, G. (2015). Regulation and organizational change in the governance of agri-food value chains. British Food Journal, 117(10),, DOI: 10.1108/BFJ-07-2015-0268
  31. Rouviere, E., Royer, A. (2017). Public Private Partnerships in food industries: A road to success? Food policy, 69, 135-144.
  32. Royer, A., Menard, C., Gouin, D. M. (2016). Reassessing marketing boards as hybrid arrangements: evidence from Canadian experiences. Agricultural economics, 47(1), 105-116.
  33. Saccomandi, V. (1998). Agricultural Market Economics: A Neo-institutional Analysis of the Exchange, Circulation and Distribution of Agricultural Products (European Perspectives on Rural Development). Royal Van Gorcum, Assen, The Netherland.
  34. Schnaider, P., Royer A., Magalhaes De Oliveira, G., Saes Macchione. S., Martino, G. (2018). The institutional governance of milk quality: meso-institutions in Canada, Brazil and Italy. Unpublished Working Paper. University of San Paulo.
  35. Toccaceli, D., Karantininis, K., Martino, G., Pacciani, A. (2018) Agri-food Cooperatives in a meso-institutional perspective: Conceptual framework and empirircal analysis of the Italian case, In Conto F., Fiore M.A., La Sala P.M., Sisto R., Cooperative strategies and value creation in sustainable food supply chain. Proceedings of the 54th sidea Conference - 25th SIEA Conference Bisceglie/Trani, September 13th-16th 2017. FrancoAngeli, Milano, Italy.
  36. Williamson, O.E. (1996). The mechanisms of governance. Oxford University Press.
  37. Williamson, O.E. (2002). The lens of contract: private ordering. The American Economic Review, 92(2), 438-443., DOI: 10.1257/000282802320191769
  38. Williamson, O.E. (1985). The Economic Institutions of Capitalism. London: The Free Press.
  39. Young, L.M., Hobbs, J.E. (2002). Vertical linkages in agri-food supply chains: changing roles for producers, commodity groups, and government policy. Review of Agricultural Economics, 24(2), 428-441., DOI: 10.1111/1467-9353.0010

Gaetano Martino, Daniela Toccaceli, Alessandro Pacciani, Michela Ascani, in "ECONOMIA AGRO-ALIMENTARE" 2/2019, pp. 315-334, DOI:10.3280/ECAG2019-002008

   

FrancoAngeli is a member of Publishers International Linking Association a not for profit orgasnization wich runs the CrossRef service, enabing links to and from online scholarly content