Fatores Associados à Eficiência Técnica e de Escala das Cooperativas Agropecuárias Paranaenses

The present paper analyzes the scale and the technical efficiency of the agricultural cooperatives in the Paraná state, and identifies the factors that are related with their efficiency. The methodology is based on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), and discriminant analysis. Results demonstrate that large agricultural cooperatives are more efficient than the small ones. The main factors that influence the efficiency are own capital (equity) and smaller payment periods. In synthesis, to reach larger levels of competitiveness, the agricultural cooperatives need to develop better defined capitalization practices.


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Issue Date:
Sep 03 2011
Publication Type:
Journal Article
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/152698
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/152698
Published in:
Brazilian Journal of Rural Economy and Sociology (Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural-RESR), 49, 3
Page range:
573-598
Total Pages:
26
JEL Codes:
Q13
Series Statement:
Volume 49
Number 3




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