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Copra marketing and price stabilisation in Papaua New Guinea : a history to 1975.

CollectionsANU Pacific Institute
Title: Copra marketing and price stabilisation in Papaua New Guinea : a history to 1975.
Author(s): Jackman, Harry H.
Hughes, Helen
Publisher: Canberra, ACT : Development Studies Centre, Research School of Pacfic Studies, The Australian National University.
Series/Report no.: The Australian National University, Pacific Research Monograph: No. 17
This book takes an economic-historical approach and gives an account of marketing and price stabilization in Papua New Guinea ' s copra industry . Although the subj ect is a relatively narrow one, it merits being seen in the wider context , as an aspect of the economic history of Papua New Guinea . The book concludes that laissez - faire marketing before World War II held back the coconut industry , and that the oligopoly of two Australian companies was detrimental to the interests of villagers and planters alike . Government monopoly in overseas marketing , introduced as a wartime measure and continued since then , and compulsory price stabilization , have been of great value to the industry, and their continuation is recommended.
ISBN: 0731505204
ISSN: 0155-9060


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