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Eficiencia versus innovación en explotaciones agrarias / Efficiency versus innovation in multicrop farms

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  • DIOS PALOMARES, R.

    () (Dpto. de Estadística e Investigación Operativa. E.T.S.I.A.M. Universidad de Córdoba.)

  • MARTÍNEZ PAZ, J.M.

    () (Dpto.de Economía Aplicada. Facultad de Economía y Empresa. Universidad de Murcia.)

  • VICARIO MODROÑO, V.

    () (Escuela Técnica Empresarial Agrícola. (ETEA)Universidad de Córdoba.)

Abstract

El presente trabajo recoge los resultados de una investigación en la que se estiman la Eficiencia técnica y el nivel de innovación de una muestra de explotaciones agrarias multicultivo, situadas en la provincia de Córdoba. Para la primera, se aplica la metodología de función frontera estocástica. El nivel de innovación se calcula como índice compuesto de otros tres, que revelan niveles tecnológicos en los siguientes aspectos: gestión, maquinaria y técnicas de cultivo. Los resultados obtenidos muestran la ausencia de relación entre las medidas de eficiencia e innovación aunque el tamaño de la explotación y la pertenencia a asociaciones agrarias son factores que se asocian con ambos. Cabría pues afirmar que, y para este caso, los indicadores de eficiencia e innovación son complementarios y la construcción de ambos permite profundizar mejor en el conocimiento de la estructura productiva en la zona. This work presents the results of research carried out in order to estimate the technical efficiency and innovation level in a sample of multicrop farms in the province of Córdoba. The stochastic frontier model is applied to calculate the latter, the former being achieved as a compossed index that collects the technological level of the studied farms in the three following aspects: management, machinery and agricultural techniques. We have found that there is no relation between efficiency and innovation, but there are two factors associated with both indexes. They are the size of the farm and being a membership of an agrarian association. Therefore we conclude that, as far as this zone is concerned, efficiency and innovation may be considered as complementary. For this reason, each provides us a valiable means of acquiring a better knowledge of the productive structure of the zone.

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  • Dios Palomares, R. & Martínez Paz, J.M. & Vicario Modroño, V., 2003. "Eficiencia versus innovación en explotaciones agrarias / Efficiency versus innovation in multicrop farms," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 21, pages 485-501, December.
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    1. Isidoro Guzmán Raja & Narciso Arcas Lario & Domingo García Pérez de Lema, 2006. "La eficiencia técnica como medida de rendimiento de las cooperativas agrarias," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 55, pages 289-311, August.
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    Keywords

    Multicrop Agriculture; Technique efficiency; innovation;

    JEL classification:

    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets

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