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Efficiency Analysis of Agricultural Cooperatives in Trentino-Alto Adige
Efficiency Analysis of Agricultural Cooperatives in Trentino-Alto Adige

Author(s): Darina Zaimova, George Zheliazkov, Julia Doitchinova
Subject(s): Economy, Agriculture
Published by: Институт за икономически изследвания при Българска академия на науките
Keywords: JEL: D61; P32; Q13; P13; C14

Summary/Abstract: Collective organization of agricultural production is assumed to be a sufficient choice taking into a consideration a several reasons why mergers of existing farms promote efficiency, such as: increase in optimal scale from reduced duplication; reduced transaction costs; synergies from complementary activities; and improved management and coordination.Data envelopment approach (DEA) is applied to the input and output variables to reveal the efficiency levels of cooperatives in Trentino-Alto Adige in Italy. The analysis is also developed to estimate input utilization and changes that might occur in terms of their optimizations and higher level output.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 176-203
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: English