|Title (Primary)||Can transaction cost economics explain the different contractual arrangements for the provision of agricultural machinery services? A case study of Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul|
|Author||Wander, A.E.; Birner, R.; Wittmer, H.|
|Journal||Revista Teoria e Evidência Econômica|
|Keywords||transaction costs economics; transaction costs; contractual arrangements, contract choice, and machinery services;Rio Grande do Sul|
|Abstract||Agricultural mechanization represents an important phase in agricultural development.
Unlike other modern inputs, mechanization typically involves considerable economies of scale,
affecting its adoption. Experiences show that small farmers try to overcome this problem by
engaging in a variety of contractual arrangements that allow sharing machinery services.
Taking the case of Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul as an empirical example, the present
paper explores the possibilities of transaction cost economics (TCE) to analyze the contractual
arrangements concerning machinery services. The paper shows that the classical framework of
TCE can be extended to account for peculiarities of transactions in this field. It is recommendable
to take transaction costs into account together with other economic factors affecting the costs
of providing machinery services.
|Persistent UFZ Identifier||https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=5279|
|Wander, A.E., Birner, R., Wittmer, H. (2003):
Can transaction cost economics explain the different contractual arrangements for the provision of agricultural machinery services? A case study of Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul
Revista Teoria e Evidência Econômica 11 (20), 9 - 26