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The influence of management accounting use on farm inefficiency

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  • Puig-Junoy, Jaume
  • Argiles, Josep M.

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This paper aims to estimate a translog stochastic frontier production function with panel data of 147 mixed Catalan farms in a five-year period. The mean output efficiency in the period analysed was estimated to be 62.3%. We added management variables to the traditional factors explaining farm efficiency, and found that fully integrated management based on reliable accounting information and comprising planning and control phases reveals to be a significant factor positively affecting farm efficiency. Farm efficiency levels were also found to be positively influenced by farm size, while rented and irrigated area influence negatively farm efficiency levels.

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  • Puig-Junoy, Jaume & Argiles, Josep M., 2004. "The influence of management accounting use on farm inefficiency," Agricultural Economics Review, Greek Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 5(2), August.
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