The third essay employs a translog cost function to analyze 2-period panel data from 59 firms. Results show that: (1) reported HACCP expenditures are underestimated, likely due to investment crowding-out effect, lower flexibility in production, or costs hidden in other accounts when calculating production costs; (2) there is no evidence of cost efficiency gains with HACCP systems; and (3) there are no economies of size in seafood processing even with HACCP systems, contrary to most findings in the literature.APPENDIX 4 - HACCP PLAN DEVELOPMENT Source: JMC (1997) APPENDIX 5 - INSTRUMENTAL VARIALES FOR OUTPUT MODEL We test. 348. 1. Preliminary steps a. ... Set up the Hazard Analysis Worksheet b. Identify the potentialanbsp;...
|Title||:||Essays on Food Safety and Competitiveness in the Philippine Seafood Industry|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|