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Hamish Gow
Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Educational Background

Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Cornell University, 2000
M.S., Agricultural Economics, Cornell University, 1997
B.Com (Ag), Accounting and Finance, Lincoln University, New Zealand, 1991

Positions Held

At the University of Illinois since 1999.

Recent Publications

Cocks, J., & Gow, H. R. 2003. Supplier relationship development in the food industry of transition economies: The case of Interbrew. Journal of Food Distribution Research, 34 (1):63-68.

Goldsmith, P., Turan, N., & Gow, H. R. 2003. Food safety in the meat industry: A regulatory quagmire. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 6 (1).

Cocks, J. Gow, H. R., & Dunn, D. 2003. Meeting private grades and standards in transition agriculture: The case of the Armenian dairy industry. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 6 (1).

Gow, H. R., Oliver, L. D., & Gow, N. G. 2003. Value creation in farmer-driven marketing channels: The case of Murrellen Pork. Journal of Food Distribution Research, 34 (1): 86-91.

Gow, H. R., Oliver, L. D., & Gow, N. G. 2002. Cooperating to compete in high velocity global markets: The strategic role of flexible supply chain architectures. Journal of Chain and Network Science, 2 (1): 19-32.

Swinnen, J.F., & Gow, H. 2002. Modest changes in the West, radical reforms in the East, and government intervention everywhere: European sugar markets at the outset of the 21st century. In A. Schmitz, T. Spreen, and W. Messina (Eds.), Sweetener markets in the 21st Century, CAB International.

Gow, H., & Swinnen, J.F. 2001. Enforcing agribusiness contracts. Transitions, 53.

Gow, H., & Swinnen, J.F. 2001. Private enforcement captial and contract enforcement in transition economies. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 83: 686-690.

Rizov, M , Gavrilescu, D., Gow, H., Mathijs, E., & Swinnen, J.F. 2001. Transition and enterprise restructuring: The development of individual farming in Romania. World Development, 29: 1257-1274.

Gow, H. 2001. What does the future hold for agribusiness research and education. In Agribusiness management toward strengthening agricultural development and trade: 428-452. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Chiang Mai University.

Gow, H., Preci, Z., & Salko, D. 2001. The role of development of informal and co-operative financial channels in Albanian agriculture. In Agricultural finance and credit infrastructure in transition economies: Focus on South Eastern Europe: 218-230. Paris: OECD.

Swinnen, J.F., & Gow, H. 2001. The role of trade credit and foreign direct investment in improving the agricultural finance situation in transition countries. Agricultural finance and credit infrastructure in transition economies: Focus on South Eastern Europe: 195-206. Paris: OECD.

Gow, H., & Swinnen, J.F. 2001. Foreign direct investment and vertical contracting in the agri-food sector of transition economies. In C. Moss, G. Rauser, A. Schmidt, T. Taylor, and D. Zilberman (Eds.), Agricultural globalization, trade, and the environment. Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Gow, H. 2000. Restructuring the agribusiness sector and the role of foreign direct investment. In A. Burrell & A. Oskam (Eds.), Agricultural policy and enlargement of the European Union: 201-216. Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Press.

Gow, H., Streeter, D., & Swinnen, J.F. 2000. How private contract enforcement mechanisms can succeed where public institutions fail: The case of Juhocukor a.s. Agricultural Economics, 23: 253-265.

Honors and Awards

European Union Research Fellowship, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1999. Edward Heslop Research Fellowship in Entrepreneurship, 1999.

Academic Service

Assistant Editor, International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 2001-2003. Reviewer: WCC-72 Agribusiness Conference, 2002; Mansholt Graduate School of Social Sciences, 2002; Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2001; European Review of Agricultural Economics, 2001; Development Policy Review, 2001; Review of Agricultural Economics, 2000-2001; American Behavioral Scientist, 2000.

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435 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 265-0320

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