This paper explores the performance of the agricultural sector on balance sheet data (2008–2017). A post-window data envelopment analysis (DEA) investigates the factors that influence firm performance, especially inventory turnover. According to the findings, inventory and accounts receivable turnover negatively influence firm efficiency, while the debt index exerts a positive effect both in the short term and the long term. The empirical results show that the northern Italian regions are more efficient than the central and southern regions, and it was confirmed that Sardinian farms achieve better scores than Sicilian farms.

Efficiency and inventory turnover in the primary sector: A regional analysis / Pulina, Luca; Pulina, Manuela; Santoni, Valentina. - In: ECONOMICS BULLETIN. - ISSN 1545-2921. - 41:4(2021), pp. 2711-2724.

Efficiency and inventory turnover in the primary sector: A regional analysis

Luca Pulina
Formal Analysis
;
Manuela Pulina
Methodology
;
Valentina Santoni
Conceptualization
2021-01-01

Abstract

This paper explores the performance of the agricultural sector on balance sheet data (2008–2017). A post-window data envelopment analysis (DEA) investigates the factors that influence firm performance, especially inventory turnover. According to the findings, inventory and accounts receivable turnover negatively influence firm efficiency, while the debt index exerts a positive effect both in the short term and the long term. The empirical results show that the northern Italian regions are more efficient than the central and southern regions, and it was confirmed that Sardinian farms achieve better scores than Sicilian farms.
2021
Efficiency and inventory turnover in the primary sector: A regional analysis / Pulina, Luca; Pulina, Manuela; Santoni, Valentina. - In: ECONOMICS BULLETIN. - ISSN 1545-2921. - 41:4(2021), pp. 2711-2724.
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