Managerial form, ownership and efficiency: a case-study of Argentine agriculture

Marcos Gallacher, Stephan J. Goetz, David L. Debertin

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In agriculture, studies dealing with the separation of ownership from control have focused on sharecropping, paying little attention to the impact of management and ownership on efficiency. Using Argentine data, this study tests the hypothesis that efficiency is a function of type of management, concentration of ownership, and mechanisms for monitoring managers. Results show that management, ownership and monitoring have a greater impact on marketing efficiency than either on technical or cost efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-299
Number of pages11
JournalAgricultural Economics
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Dec 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Economics and Econometrics


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