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Biotechnology in Argentine agriculture faces world-wide concentration

Varela, Liliana Veronica and Bisang, Roberto (2006) Biotechnology in Argentine agriculture faces world-wide concentration. Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, 9 (3). ISSN 0717-3458

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Identification Number: 10.2225/vol9-issue3-fulltext-27

Abstract

In the 1980s, the technical pattern of production in agriculture changed due to the increasing design of genetically modified plants. Modern biotechnology thrived on events requiring certain thresholds of scientific and technological skills as well as scale economies usually seen in developed countries. The mergers and acquisitions during the mid-1990s led to a world-wide oligopoly composed of very few agri-biotechnological mega-corporations and the literature discusses the impact of the mergers and acquisitions on the agriculture of developing countries with comparative advantages in agriculture. This paper analyzes the world-wide process of agri-biotechnological mega-corporation mergers and acquisitions as well as its impact and interrelationships with Argentine agriculture using information from primary and secondary sources. Conclusions refer to the set-backs of endogenous agri-biotechnological development due to world-wide concentration in developing countries with comparative advantage in agriculture.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.ejbiotechnology.info/index.php/ejbiotec...
Additional Information: © 2006 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Divisions: Finance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2019 18:06
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 13:52
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/102069

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