Accounting Information and the Prediction of Farm Non-Viability

Posted: 13 Nov 2001


Farms make little use of accounting and until now have been largely excluded from the scope of accounting standards. However, the hypothesis of this paper is that the use of accounting-based information could significantly improve understanding and prediction of farm non-viability. Two dichotomous logit models were applied to a sample containing viable and non-viable farms of Catalonia, Spain. One model included non-accounting-based variables, while the other also considered accounting-based variables. It was found that accounting-based variables added significant information to predict farm non-viability.

Keywords: Accounting; Agriculture; Farm; Non-viability; Failure prediction model

JEL Classification: M40, M41, M47

Suggested Citation

Argilés Bosch, Josep Maria, Accounting Information and the Prediction of Farm Non-Viability. Available at SSRN:

Josep Maria Argilés Bosch (Contact Author)

Universitat Pompeu Fabra ( email )

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