Analysing variation in Russian dairy farms, 1990-2001

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Abstract

Russian dairy enterprises underwent dramatic changes during 1990-2001. Not much is known about the position of these enterprises under the new conditions. This study examined a sample group of dairy enterprises in the Moscow region to try to identify similarities and divergences in historical background, performance, managerial and structural characteristics. A unique farm-level data set from 1990-2001 was used. Assessment of historical characteristics revealed that the currently most successful enterprises were those which in pre-reform years had already shown better economic performance. These farms also had, for the period studied, smaller percentages of reduced resources, no severe debt problems, and better overall management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe role of agriculture in Central and Eastern European rural development: Engine of change or social buffer?, Halle, 4-6 November 2004
Place of PublicationHalle
Pages162-183
Volume25
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventIAMO -
Duration: 4 Nov 20046 Nov 2004

Conference

ConferenceIAMO
Period4/11/046/11/04

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