Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/198038
Authors: 
Golovina, Svetlana
Hess, Sebastian
Nilsson, Jerker
Wolz, Axel
Year of Publication: 
2019
Citation: 
[Journal:] Post-Communist Economies [Volume:] 31 [Issue:] 4 [Pages:] 484-499 [ISSN:] 1465-3958
Abstract: 
In most post-socialist economies, private farming has re-emerged after regime change, although even today this sector most often accounts for only a minor proportion of national production. Russian private farmers are reported to dislike formal cooperatives, so this study investigated whether their informal collaborative arrangements may affect their business results. A survey involving personal interviews with 158 randomly chosen private farmers in the Kurgan Region examined whether collaborating farmers are economically more successful and consider their financial situation to be better than that of neighbouring farmers. Ordinary least square and ordered probit regression analysis indicated that farmers with stronger networks are more successful in terms of farm wealth, and also relative to the financial situation of their immediate neighbours. This suggests that success among private farmers in a post-socialist setting is related to their networks.
Subjects: 
private farmer
family farmer
networking
farm success
institutional change
Russia
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version
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