Efficiency in Cut-Flower Production: Differences in the Safari Sunset Industry
Gregory Yom Din
Open University of Israel - Department of Management and Economics
University of Haifa - Golan Research Institute
Israeli Ministry of Agriculture
November 3, 2008
The study aimed to examine the differences in efficiency between Israeli safari sunset growers, and to explain sources of these differences. The following data were used: flower price data from the Aalsmeer Flower Auction (the Netherlands), data from a questionnaire completed by growers, and field data collected during the visits to the growers. To explain the differences in efficiency, approaches of psychological and institutional economics, informational aspects, considerations of technology and economy of scale and scope, concepts of risk attitude were taken into account. The results indicate that the most significant differences are those related to ownership, economy of scale and scope.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: cut-flower, flower bursa, production efficiency, scale, risk
JEL Classification: Q12, Q13working papers series
Date posted: November 4, 2008 ; Last revised: September 17, 2012
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