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Title: The internal food marketing system of Trinidad and Tobago
Author: Griffin, Michael
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 1981
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It is intended within this thesis to provide a comprehensive description and analysis of the operation of the internal food marketing system of Trinidad and Tobago. This is done by developing the informal/formal classification of economic activity, viewing it as a continuum, rather than a 'dualist', model. The analysis concentrates upon the bulking and distribution system for domestic agricultural produce. The informal sector is represented by vendors who sell in the public market-places, and the formal sector by large supermarkets, Government agencies, and growers co-operatives. For comparative purposes the distribution system for imported food is also examined, although in less detail. The study concludes that the informal sector is a dynamic part of the food marketing system, and is competing successfully with the formal sector. It is felt that the informal/formal model of economic activity, when viewed as a continuum, offers a useful framework for studying the operation of internal marketing systems.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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