Quality Labels and Firm Survival: Some First Empirical Evidence

Bontemps, Christophe, Bouamra-Mechemache, Zohra and Simioni, Michel (2013) Quality Labels and Firm Survival: Some First Empirical Evidence. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 40 (3). pp. 413-439.

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Abstract

European Union regulation on quality food products (protected designations of origin
(PDO) labelling) is expected to sustain competitiveness within the agricultural sector.
This paper examines the impact of this policy on the survival of cheese firms over the
period 1990–2006 in France. We show that such a policy (Appellation d’Origine
Controle´e) reduces exiting risk for smaller firms. However, smaller firms still have
a lower survival rate compared with larger ones that cannot be compensated by the
quality label effect.

Item Type: Article
Date: 2013
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: quality label, firm survival, PDO
JEL codes: L10 - General
Q13 - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
Q18 - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 17:31
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:22
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:26613
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/15463

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