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The succession effect within management decisions of family farms


  • Calus, Mieke
  • Van Huylenbroeck, Guido


The preparation of the farm transfer or farm exit is a process that starts in the consolidation stage of the farm life cycle. In this stage, the decision to transfer the farm or not is taken and the farm management is adapted to this decision. The objective of this paper is to model the succession effect on farm management. The results show that the succession effect plays a role from the age of 45. An early designation of the successor gives an incentive to invest and to improve the management.

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  • Calus, Mieke & Van Huylenbroeck, Guido, 2008. "The succession effect within management decisions of family farms," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 44131, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae08:44131

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    1. Ayal Kimhi & Noga Nachlieli, 2001. "Intergenerational Succession on Israeli Family Farms," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 52(2), pages 42-58.
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    farm transfer; succussor; farm life cycle; Farm Management;

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