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Objective The Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization (JAFIO) is a unique forum for empirical and theoretical research in industrial organization with a special focus on agricultural and food industries worldwide.
As concentration, industrialization, and globalization continue to reshape horizontal and vertical relationships within the food supply chain, agricultural economists are revising both their views of traditional markets as well as their tools of analysis. At the core of this revision are strategic interactions between principals and agents, strategic interdependence between rival firms, and strategic trade policy between competing nations, all in a setting plagued by incomplete and/or imperfect information structures. Add to that biotechnology, electronic commerce, as well as the shift in focus from raw agricultural commodities to branded products, and the conclusion is that a "new" agricultural economics is needed for an increasingly complex "new" agriculture.
Published in conjunction with the Center for Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization at the University of Nebraska, the Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization is the only international journal devoted solely to theoretical and empirical industrial organization as applied to agricultural and food systems which link input suppliers, farmers, processors, and retailers. All submissions are reviewed by at least one member of the editorial board, which consists of distinguished economists specializing in food and agriculture, and are guaranteed to receive a decision within 10 weeks, with the first review coming within one month.
JAFIO's mission is to provide a peer-reviewed, scholarly, international forum to address this new complexity with the added benefits mentioned above. Through electronic submission, revision, and publication, manuscripts will no longer become obsolete because of lengthy reviews and/or waiting in the print line, as they often do in traditional paper journals.
What scholars are saying about Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization
I frequently use this journal for my own research and think of it as a very valuable source for teaching and research. Hendrik Wolff, Assistant Professor, University of Washington
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Mergers and acquisitions
Cooperatives and strategic alliances
Economics of innovation and property rights
Market structure and environmental economics
Article formats The journal welcomes empirical as well as theoretical articles, notes, and perspectives. It is expected that both empirical and theoretical contributions are issue-driven, informed by the idiosyncrasies of food and agricultural markets, and have practical relevance to firm strategy and/or agricultural and food industry policy.
Submissions addressing issues which arise in specific antitrust cases in food and agricultural industries, or issues which arise in reconciling antitrust laws with modern industrial organization theory, are also welcomed.
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Editors Azzeddine Azzam, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; USA
Editorial Assistant Paul Royster, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; USA
Associate Editors Joseph Balagtas, Purdue University; USA John Crespi, Kansas State University; USA Panagiotis Fousekis, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki; Greece Jean-Philippe Gervais, Farm Credit; Canada Konstantinos Giannakas, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; USA David Hennessy, Iowa State University; USA Brent Hueth, University of Wisconsin-Madison; USA Jayson Lusk, Oklahoma State University; USA Philippe Marcoul, University of Alberta; Canada Dimitrios Panagiotou, University of Ioannina; Greece Jeff Reimer, Oregon State University; USA John R. Schroeter, Iowa State University; USA Khalid Sekkat, Université Libre de Bruxelles; Belgium Kyle Stiegert, University of Wisconsin-Madison; USA Jim Vercammen, University of British Columbia; Canada Sofia Berto Villas-Boas, University of California-Berkeley; USA Tian Xia, Kansas State University; USA Amalia Yiannaka, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; USA Xiaoyong Zheng, North Carolina State University; USA Christine Zulehner, University of Vienna; Austria
Advisory Board Hans Andersson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; Sweden Murray Fulton, University of Saskatchewan; Canada Stephen Martin, Purdue University; USA GianCarlo Moschini, Iowa State University; USA Jeffrey Perloff, University of California-Berkeley; USA Jeffrey Royer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; USA Richard Sexton, University of California-Davis; USA Ian Sheldon, Ohio State University; USA