Private interest associations in the Brazilian coffee market

  • Geraldo Magela Jardim Barra Universidade Federal de Lavras
  • Virgílio Cézar da Silva e Oliveira Universidade Federal de Lavras
  • Rosa Teresa Moreira Machado Universidade Federal de Lavras; Departamento de Administração e Economia
Keywords: Private Interest Associations, Transaction Cost Economics, Capital Stock, Networks


Deregulation of the coffee market provided a new institutional scenario where investments in differentiation strategies were sought and private interest associations were formed to carry out these strategies. This situation was discussed together with the growing role of associations of Brazilian coffee producers which were focused on supporting members promoting differentiated products. A description of these associations was presented from the standpoint of transaction cost economics, networks and capital stock.


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Barra, G., Oliveira, V., & Machado, R. (2007). Private interest associations in the Brazilian coffee market . REGE Revista De Gestão, 14(2), 17-31.
Administração Rural e Agroindustrial