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Internationalization and Corporate Success - Empirical Evidence from the European Dairy Sector

Oliver Ebneth and Ludwig Theuvsen

No 24750, 2005 International Congress, August 23-27, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark from European Association of Agricultural Economists

Abstract: Increasingly, cooperatives in the agribusiness are being confronted with the globalization of agri-food markets. Cooperatives adapt to this development by internationalizing their activities. This paper presents a method of measuring the degree of internationalization (DoI) and its application to European cooperatives in the dairy sector. Then, the financial performance of these cooperatives is measured by applying balance sheet analysis. The paper ends with a discussion of why German cooperatives are noticeably less internationalized and show weaker financial performance than their European competitors.

Keywords: Agribusiness; Livestock Production/Industries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.24750

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