Accession Number:

ADA106582

Title:

Emerging Issues from New Product Development in Food Manufacturing Industries.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-08-19

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The structure of the food industry has undergone a significant transformation over the past half century. More new products are now being manufactured by fewer firms. The frequency of high market concentration, whereby fewer and fewer firms account for most sales or market production, and its effects on competition, raises a number of questions for Government and society as a whole. However, the ability of the Government and society to analyze industrys performance has not kept pace where the primary focus of competitive activity has been new product development.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Sociology and Law
  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE