Centro de Investigaciones Económicas - CINVE

Thesis and Dissertations
  • External Equity Financing of Agrifood Firms

    Mario P. Mondelli

    11/2011

    Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, EUA. ABSTRACT: This dissertation investigates the determinants that influence a firm‘s decision to use external private equity in agriculture. Scholars have recognized the benefits of external equity finance for agricultural firms (i.e., capital derived from a source other than retained earnings and existing owners) and the use of external equity in agriculture has increased since 1990. This is important because this source of capital allows farms to exploit business opportunity, particularly for companies that pose risks that discourage debt capital, and because private equity…

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  • Contractual arrangement in the beef producers-processors transactions of Uruguay

    Mario P. Mondelli

    05/2007

    Maester Thesis in Economía, Department of Economics, Univ. of São Paulo, Brazil. ABSTRACT:What are the determinants of the contractual arrangement choice in the beef producersprocessors transactions in Uruguay? The question refers to the coordination and production control problem. Changes in consumer’s awareness of specific attributes in food products demand information and better coordinated systems. Coordination becomes more important to Uruguay not only to assure quality attributes of products but also to explore market access opportunities and fast adaptation to international and local environmental changes (exports 75% of the beef production). There are different contractual arrangements in…

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