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Creating a new valuation tool for South African agricultural cooperatives

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  • Geyser, Mariette
  • Hassan, Rashid M.

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Long-term shareholder wealth is equally important for all profit seeking organizations, regardless of their size. This paper examines introducing Economic Value Added (EVA) as a performance measure for agribusinesses and co-ops in South Africa. EVA is an effective measure of the quality of managerial decisions as well as a reliable indicator of an enterprise's value growth in future. The question posed is whether South African agribusinesses and cooperatives are capable of creating shareholder and member value after the deregulation of the agricultural markets.

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  • Geyser, Mariette & Hassan, Rashid M., 2003. "Creating a new valuation tool for South African agricultural cooperatives," Agrekon, Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA), vol. 42(2), June.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:agreko:9504
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    1. Johann Kirsten & Julian May & Sheryl Hendriks & Charles L. Machethe & Cecelia Punt & Mike Lyne, 2007. "South Africa," Chapters,in: Beyond Food Production, chapter 8 Edward Elgar Publishing.
      • Nick Vink & Gavin Williams & Johann Kirsten, 2004. "South Africa," Chapters,in: The World's Wine Markets, chapter 12 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2. Kirsten, Johann F. & Ohene-Anyang, E. & van Rooyen, Johan, 1998. "An Analysis Of The Comparative Advantage And Policy Incentives Of Commercial Wheat Production In South Africa," Agrekon, Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA), vol. 37(4), December.
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