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Structural Social Capital And Economic Performance: Findings Of Empirical Farm Data In The Czech Republic

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  • Wolz, Axel
  • Fritzsch, Jana
  • Pencakova, Jitka

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With the change of the political regime in Central and Eastern Europe, both managers of corporate farms and newly established private farmers had to adjust to the rules of the market economy. Among both groups, some are economically more successful than others. In general, a varying adoption of production factors is identified as being of influence. Whether their ability to collaborate with other farms is an additional factor which has been discussed under the concept of social capital since quite some time will be analyzed in this paper. Based on the findings of a survey among a sample of 62 farms in the Czech Republic it can be shown by adopting factor and multiple regression analysis that social capital is indeed a significant factor determining the level of agricultural income.

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Paper provided by German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA) in its series 46th Annual Conference, Giessen, Germany, October 4-6, 2006 with number 14956.

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Keywords: corporate farms; private farms; social capital; cross sectional models; Czech Republic; Farm Management;

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