This issue's title is: "Industry Consolidation in Agrobiotechnology and Related Industries." Click on one of the browse buttons above for a complete listing of the contents of this issue.

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  • Industry Consolidation, Public Attitude and the Future of Plant Biotechnology in Europe 

    Joly, Pierre-Benoît; Lemarié, Stéphane (AgBioForum, 1998)
    In this paper, we summarize the evolution of the plant biotechnology industry in Europe and discuss relevant competitive issues. We also comment on the rise of public opposition to the use of genetically modified organisms ...
  • Unlike Water, Money Can Flow Upstream and New Food Systems Will Make It Happen 

    Renkoski, Matt (AgBioForum, 1998)
    New (modified grain) technologies and systems are driving the transformation of the supply-driven commodity market to a demand-driven customized product market. It is argued that this transformation will result in a flow ...
  • The Impacts of Biotechnology on the Grain Processing Industry 

    Ebbertt, Joel (AgBioForum, 1998)
    In this paper, the initial impact of biotechnology in the grain industry is discussed. It is argued that the expected “going-in” value of grains bioengineered for quality improvements has not been fully realized. Anticipation ...
  • Will Biotechnology Bring Prosperity to Rural America? 

    Freiberg, Bill (AgBioForum, 1998)
    In the past, farm technologies have resulted in increased commodity surpluses, reduced prices, and low profit margins for farmers. This situation could change with the development of a value-added grain production system. ...
  • Biotechnology and the AgChem Industry 

    Kindinger, Paul E. (AgBioForum, 1998)
    Consumer driven developments in biotechnology will create new food systems with customized food products. It is argued that a large percentage of agricultural products will be produced under strict contractual guidelines, ...
  • Capital Market Values of Agricultural Biotechnology Firms: How High and Why? 

    Bjornson, Bruce (AgBioForum, 1998)
    Market values of agricultural seed and biotechnology firms have increased in recent years due to expected future growth increases from a proliferation of new genetic technologies. In this paper, a market valuation index ...
  • Agricultural Biotechnology - Master of the Universe? 

    Shimoda, Sano M. (AgBioForum, 1998)
    Technological innovation is creating a catalyst for new dimensions of growth and a corporate restructuring around the value creation potential of agriculture. This paper provides an overview of the recent commercialization ...
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Concentration in Agricultural Biotechnology 

    Lesser, William (AgBioForum, 1998)
    The relationships between intellectual property rights (IPRs) and structural change are examined in this paper. Intellectual property rights are a complex, multifaceted area and one in which corporate strategies are poorly ...
  • Structural Change in the Biotech Seed and Chemical Industrial Complex 

    Hayenga, Marvin L. (AgBioForum, 1998)
    In this paper, the restructuring of the seed and chemical industries is discussed. Impacts on the herbicide and insecticide markets are detailed, along with the contractual relationships between biotechnology seed suppliers ...
  • Biotechnology and the Restructuring of the Agricultural Supply Chain 

    Kalaitzandonakes, Nicholas G., 1960- (AgBioForum, 1998)
    A barrage of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the seed industry, executed by a few large biotechnology and agrochemical companies at sensational prices, has attracted much attention over the last three years. These M&As ...