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Ekonomika poljoprivrede
2018, vol. 65, iss. 2, pp. 569-581
article language: English
document type: Original Scientific Paper
published on: 23/08/2018
doi: 10.5937/ekoPolj1802569P
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Technical efficiency of Serbian dairy processing industry
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Economy, Subotica



Sustainable agriculture and rural development in the function of accomplishing strategic objectives of the Republic of Serbia in the Danube region (MESTD - 46006)
Improvement and development of hygienic and technological procedures in production of animal originating foodstuffs with the aim of producing high-quality and safe products competetive on the global market (MESTD - 46009)


Serbian dairy processing sector is passing through significant structural changes in last couple decades. Concentration, vertical coordination and integration become a main characteristics. The main goal of the paper is to explore technical efficiency of 91 Serbian dairy processors in sample by non-parametric method Data envelopment analysis. Data were collected from financial reports of dairy companies in 2015. All dairy companies were divided in 4 groups: micro, small, middle and big. The empirical results indicate that 16.5% of companies were technically efficient. This study shows that efficient companies exist across all size groups, and while small companies suffer from input inefficiency and insufficient size of business, the bigger companies are over invested.



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