Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/146694
Authors: 
Argilés Bosch, Josep Maria
Blandón, Josep García
Year of Publication: 
2011
Citation: 
[Journal:] Estudios de Economía [ISSN:] 0718-5286 [Volume:] 38 [Year:] 2011 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 419-455
Abstract: 
This paper contributes with an empirical analysis, using a sample of farms, on the influence of size on cost behaviour under operational and tactical flexibility. Results indicate that small farms behave advantageously with respect to biggest farms in situations of operational and tactical flexibility. On the one hand, the increase in indirect costs with product diversification is higher in bigger farms than in smaller. On the other hand, while most farms are flexible enough to avoid cost stickiness, the biggest face considerable rigidities in downsizing indirect costs when activity decreases.
Subjects: 
agricultural economics
tactical flexibility
operational flexibility
cost behaviour
size
JEL: 
M41
Q12
D24
Document Type: 
Article

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