Essays on Food Safety and Competitiveness in the Philippine Seafood Industry

Essays on Food Safety and Competitiveness in the Philippine Seafood Industry

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The third essay employs a translog cost function to analyze 2-period panel data from 59 firms. Results show that: (1) reported HACCP expenditures are underestimated, likely due to investment crowding-out effect, lower flexibility in production, or costs hidden in other accounts when calculating production costs; (2) there is no evidence of cost efficiency gains with HACCP systems; and (3) there are no economies of size in seafood processing even with HACCP systems, contrary to most findings in the literature.3 Methodology This chapter primarily uses qualitative research to analyze the research questions, combined with ... 3.1 Data and Sources Face-to-face interviews based on a semi-structured questionnaire were used to collect data for anbsp;...


Title:Essays on Food Safety and Competitiveness in the Philippine Seafood Industry
Author: Catherine Ragasa
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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