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How to make suger production more effective: A case of Ukraine

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  • Anatoliy G. Goncharuk

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The article is devoted to the analysis of efficiency of sugar companies of Ukraine and the ways of its improving. The decreasing return to scale and scale inefficiency for the majority of sugar companies are determined. The main factors of sugar plants inefficiency are defined. Developed benchmarking has revealed significant reserves of reduction of the basic inputs and potential growth of efficiency. In comparison with foreign companies the Ukrainian sugar plants have smaller material capacity of production and stuff cost, considerably lower labour and capital productivities. The recommendations for proprietors and managers of sugar companies for making of decisions on improving of efficiency are made.

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  • Anatoliy G. Goncharuk, 2009. "How to make suger production more effective: A case of Ukraine," Journal of East European Management Studies, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 14(1), pages 105-123.
  • Handle: RePEc:rai:joeems:doi_10.1688/1862-0019_jeems_2009_01_goncharuk
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    1. Anatoliy G. Goncharuk, 2016. "The Challenges of Efficiency and Security of International Food Value Chains," Journal of Applied Management and Investments, Department of Business Administration and Corporate Security, International Humanitarian University, vol. 5(4), pages 241-249, November.
    2. Ulewicz Robert & Kucęba Robert, 2016. "Identification of problems of implementation of Lean concept in the SME sector," Ekonomia i Zarzadzanie. Economics and Management, Sciendo, vol. 8(1), pages 19-25, March.
    3. Anatoliy G. Goncharuk & Olena V. Pogorelova, 2012. "About the efficiency of meat production in Ukraine," Journal of Applied Management and Investments, Department of Business Administration and Corporate Security, International Humanitarian University, vol. 1(2), pages 202-204.
    4. Anatoliy G. Goncharuk, 2014. "Measuring Enterprise Performance to Achieve Managerial Goals," Journal of Applied Management and Investments, Department of Business Administration and Corporate Security, International Humanitarian University, vol. 3(1), pages 8-14.

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    Keywords

    sugar production; efficiency; international benchmarking; motivation; Ukraine;

    JEL classification:

    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm
    • L66 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Food; Beverages; Cosmetics; Tobacco
    • M20 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - General
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
    • P20 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - General
    • P31 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Socialist Enterprises and Their Transitions

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