Entrepreneurial proclivity and the performance of farms: a comparison between Dutch and Slovenian farmers

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Abstract

Farms are advised to be entrepreneurial, but empirical research showing that an entrepreneurial proclivity (EP) of farmers results in better performance is scant. This research will test empirically whether an EP contributes to the performance of farms. We provide a model with hypotheses about the relationship between EP and performance, which is tested for a sample of Dutch and Slovenian farmers. We find that EP has a universal positive influence on performance and performance expectations of farmers in The Netherlands and in Slovenia. The influence of the underlying dimension of EP, i.e. innovativeness, proactiveness and risk taking, on performance are mixed and context specific
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-7
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventXIIth conference of the European Association of Agricultural Economists -
Duration: 26 Aug 200829 Aug 2008

Conference

ConferenceXIIth conference of the European Association of Agricultural Economists
Period26/08/0829/08/08

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