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Management of farm contracts and competitiveness

Bachev, Hrabrin (2010): Management of farm contracts and competitiveness.

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Abstract

This study presents a holistic framework for understanding, analyzing and assessing farm contracts and competitiveness. It incorporates the interdisciplinary approach and specifies different mechanisms of farm governance; defines types and features of farm contracts; identifies technological, institutional, behavioral, dimensional, and transaction costs factors for contractual choice; specifies effective modes for organizational and contractual arrangements; determines the effective boundaries of farms; defines farm competitiveness, its criteria and indicators. The book also analyzes structure and efficiency of farm contracts, and assesses farm competitiveness in Bulgaria. The analyses embraces the post-communist institutional and organizational modernization of farming sector; evaluates the efficiency of various modes for management of land supply, labor supply, service supply, inputs supply, finance supply, insurance supply, and marketing of different type of farms; and assesses the competitiveness of dominating unregistered, cooperative and business farms in the conditions of EU integration and CAP implementation. The book would be helpful for scholars, businessmen, farmers, civil servants, policy-makers, interest groups, representatives of agrarian, non-governmental and international organizations, and all individuals who want to understand farm contracts and competitiveness.

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