De bedrijfsvergelijking in de landbouw : een economisch-statistische studie

A. Vondeling

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


The abundance of data, gathered by farm accounting bureaux, offered ample opportunities for economic research. Vondeling advocated the use of such data to compare farm efficiencies, because research in this field would enable farmers to examine more thoroughly the efficiency of their management decisions to improve the net results of their efforts in farming. Opinions of other workers were considered, and the possibilities and pitfalls of the method were carefully discussed.

The statistical part of this study was based upon groups of data which could be taken from 17,735 farm accounts made by the Cooperative Central Farm Accountant in Friesland in the period 1923-40 initially for 527 (in 1923) and finally for 1452 farms (in 1940) per year. The analysis was by the Hollerith system.

The results of the studies led to a discussion of aspects of farming in the period 1923-40, of structural differences between types of farming in this period and of differences in organization and in financial results between farms of similar type.

An outline was given of what had to be done to make comparisons of farm efficiency generally accepted in advisory services and in practical farming.

Original languageDutch
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
  • Minderhoud, G., Promotor
Award date14 Apr 1948
Place of PublicationWageningen
Publication statusPublished - 1948
Externally publishedYes


  • farm management
  • farm comparisons
  • netherlands
  • friesland

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