Yamei Hu was born in Dezhou, China on 24 January, 1976. She studied Economic and Trade English from 1993 to 1995 at Yantai University. After two years’ working experience in a foreign trade company, she went to study Economics as a postgraduate student in Shandong University in 1997. In 2000, she received her MA in Economics from Shandong University with a thesis on von Hayek’s economic thoughts. She went on to study Economics in Renmin University of China. In 2003, she defended her PhD thesis on the deregulation of China’s financial markets and received her PhD in Economics. In July 2003, Yamei joined the Ph.D. program in the Department of Organization and Personnel Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her research interests cover the theory of the firm, governance structures, industrial organization, institutional changes in developing countries, and transition economics. For her PhD thesis, she focused on the governance of agricultural products and conducted both theoretical and empirical research. The research of this thesis has been presented at International Society of New Institutional Economics, Economics and Management of NETworks, International Association of Agricultural Economists, European Association of Agricultural Economies, EURESCO seminar in Chania, University of Missouri, and Wageningen University. Parts of the thesis are published already.

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Keywords Board of directors, Contract farming, Cooperatives, Decision rights, Dual screening, Income rights, Systems of attributes, complete contracts, incomplete contracting
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam , Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)
Sponsor A. van Tilburg , B. Krug , Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) , G.W.J. Hendrikse , Ph. Engeldorp Gastelaars , R. Ruben , Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
ISBN 978-905892-145-1
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/10535
Citation
Hu, Y. (2007, October 4). Essays on the Governance of Agricultural Products: Cooperatives and Contract Farming. ERIM Ph.D. Series Research in Management. Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/10535