Institutional problems of pig meat sector in the Czech Republic

https://doi.org/10.17221/5285-AGRICECONCitation:Pourová M., Pour M. (2002): Institutional problems of pig meat sector in the Czech Republic. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 48: 29-35.
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The paper deals with the institutional problems in the pig meat sector in the Czech Republic. The information was obtained in the frame of Project PHARE-ACE P97-8098-R “Institutional Economics in the Agri-Food Business: How can Structural Policy Help to Integrate EU?” The research was performed in year 2000 by means of a questionnaire method and a method of interviews with managers of individual entities in the food chain of pig meat sector. Problems of the execution of property rights in supplier-customer relations in the Czech pig meat sector are the following (institutional view): poor enforceability of property rights, sale for cash, refraining from long-term contracts, decrease of trust between business partners and trust in legal institutions, increase of transaction costs, lack of business ethics etc.
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