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Title: Privatizing a State Farm in Kazakhstan
Authors: Garcia, Roberto J.
Silvis, Anne Heinze
Keywords: Kazakhstan
Former Soviet Union
Agricultural sector
Privatization
Market economy
Issue Date: 1996
Abstract: This dissolution of the Soviet Union served the state-directed linkages between state-owned farms and agribusiness enterprises ordered by the command economic system. Likewise, the dissolution disrupted marketing channels connecting the agricultural sector to a market economy those of other former republics. The transition to a market economy requires a transformation in the political and economic structures of state-owned farms and state-owned agribusiness enterprises. Directors of state-owned farms in Kazakhstan face major challenges. The primary consideration is how the farm should be organized after privatization, that is, whether the farm should be transformed into a cooperative, a joint stockholding company, or divided into several private, individual farm operations or partnerships.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/90377
Identifiers: 0738-8950
Institution/Association: Journal of Agribusiness>Volume 14, Number 1, Spring 1996
Total Pages: 29
From Page: 33
To Page: 61
Collections:Volume 14, Number 1, Spring 1996

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