This article examines the changing governance structures in the South African agri-food sector. Changing legislative and market conditions forced agribusiness managers to rethink their governance structures to ensure the competitiveness of the agri-food sector. They had to adapt to the new structures in a relatively short time. Three case studies of different levels of coordination between firms are presented. The analysis indicates a move away from spot markets to managed coordination structures in response to the deregulation of South African agricultural policy.
Doyer, O. T., D'Haese, M. F. C., van Rooyen, C. J., Kirsten, J. F., & D'Haese, L. (2008). Changing governance structures in South African agribusiness. Outlook on Agriculture, 37(4), 269-275. https://doi.org/10.5367/000000008787167736