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dc.contributor.authorWeiss, Christoph R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBriglauer, Wolfgangen_US
dc.description.abstractBy building on theoretical work by Mills and Schumann (1985) and Ungern-Sternberg (1990) this paper provides evidence on the determinants of two dimensions of flexibility, the flexibility in adjusting aggregate output over time (tactical flexibility) as well as the ability to switch quickly between products (operational flexibility). Econometric analysis of a sample of 40.000 farms in Upper-Austria for the period 1980 to 1990 suggests that larger full-time farms operated by younger, better educated farm operators are more flexible, ceteris paribus. The results further indicate a significant and negative interrelationship between tactical and operational flexibility.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFE working paper // University of Kiel, Department of Food Economics and Consumption Studies 0003en_US
dc.subject.keywordtactical and operational flexibilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpanel dataen_US
dc.subject.keywordfarm householdsen_US
dc.titleOn flexibilityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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