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Financial Constraints And Technical Efficiency: Some Empirical Evidence For Italian Producers' Cooperatives

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  • Ornella Wanda Maietta
  • Vania Sena

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In this paper, we test the extent to which producers' cooperatives can experience an increase in technical efficiency following a tightening of financial constraints. This hypothesis is tested on a sample of Italian conventional and cooperative firms for the wine production and processing sector, using frontier analysis. The results support the hypothesis that increasing financial pressure can affect positively the cooperatives efficiency. Copyright © 2010 The Authors Journal compilation © CIRIEC 2010.

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  • Ornella Wanda Maietta & Vania Sena, 2010. "Financial Constraints And Technical Efficiency: Some Empirical Evidence For Italian Producers' Cooperatives," Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 81(1), pages 21-38, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:annpce:v:81:y:2010:i:1:p:21-38
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