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Title: Applying economics to networks: What analytical insight do we gain?
Contributor(s): Baker, Derek  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.159700Open Access Link
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A case is made for theoretical and empirical specification of agribusiness systems as networks or netchains. This primarily involves characterization not only of the actors in value chains but also of the links between them. Selected recent work on applications of network analysis methods and approaches to economics generally, and agribusiness specifically, is discussed and extended to an empirical study of smallholder and informal dairy value chains in Tanzania and Uganda. Results are discussed in terms of network-related indicators and their economic and gender-related implications. A logical progression of hypotheses about network-mediated development impact is presented.

Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: ICAAAE 2014: 4th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists, Hammamet, Tunisia, 22nd - 25th September, 2013
Source of Publication: 2013 Fourth International Conference, September 22-25, 2013, Hammamet, Tunisia, p. 1-8
Publisher: AgEcon Search
Place of Publication: St Paul, United States of America
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 380101 Agricultural economics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 159999 Other economic framework not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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