Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Missouri
Fabio Chaddad's research program broadly fits in the field of agribusiness economics and management within the agricultural and applied economics profession, with emphasis on examining institutions and organizations in the global agriculture and food system. More specifically, his research focuses on the organization and boundaries of the agribusiness firm, with applications to finance, contracting, governance and inter-firm collaborative arrangements. He is currently engaged in research projects 1) estimating industry and strategic determinants of profit persistence in U.S. agribusiness firms with the hierarchical linear modeling approach; 2) analyzing networks of producers, farm input suppliers and service providers in South America’s agricultural production sector using a multiple case study approach; 3) examining organizational innovations in pasture-based dairy operations (such as equity partnerships and sharemilking arrangements) from organizational economics and property rights perspectives; 4) investigating entrepreneurial activity in emerging wine regions (Missouri, Michigan and New York state) focusing on factors leading to survival and growth of start-up wineries and the development of grape-wine-hospitality clusters; and 5) evaluating the determinants of the separation of ownership and control, and corporate governance practices in farmer-owned cooperatives based on econometric analysis of survey data.
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