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Influence of Qualitative Factors on Quantitative Determinants in the Czech Meat Industry Economy

Z. Náglová, T. Horáková
DOI: 10.7160/aol.2016.080410
Agris on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, no 4/2016, December


Náglová, Z. and Horáková, T. (2016) “Influence of Qualitative Factors on Quantitative Determinants in the Czech Meat Industry Economy ", AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 111 - 123. ISSN 1804-1930.

Abstract
The meat industry is one of the key sectors within the food industry in the Czech Republic. Development, especially in the pork production, is unfavourable. Negative foreign trade balance and low self-sufficiency is reported. Czech market products compete with foreign imports of meat and economic performance of enterprises plays an important role in this field. Article aims to identify qualitative factors limiting the competitiveness of the meat industry and to identify groups of enterprises with key position. The size of a company was confirmed as an only factor limiting the competitiveness. Statistically significant differences among the three performance indicators (out of the four analysed) were demonstrated. The larger the enterprise, the greater values of indicators are. Form of company ownership, drawing subsidies and region of the company cannot be confirmed as factors influencing the economic performance and competitiveness.


Keywords
Meat industry, competitiveness, economic performance, cluster analysis, food processing industry, economy of enterprises.

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