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Farmers’ strategic responses to competitive intensity and the impact on perceived performance

Nybom, Jozefine and Hunter, Erik and Micheels, Eric and Melin, Martin (2021). Farmers’ strategic responses to competitive intensity and the impact on perceived performance. SN Business & Economics. 1 , 74
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Abstract

A large percentage of small- and medium-sized farms have ceased operations in the last 2 decades in part due to their inability to respond to increased competitive intensity. Consequently, the strategic responses farmers adopt to competitive intensity are important to understand as they may influence performance and ultimately their survival. Based on a sample of 388 randomly selected farmers in Sweden and using structural equation modelling, we find that as perceptions of competitive intensity increase, so does their market orientation (MO) and lean production orientation (LPO), but not entrepreneurial orientation (EO). Moreover, we find that farmers who indicate greater (in order of importance) MO and LPO report better overall performance, while increased EO surprisingly contributes negatively to performance. Our findings contribute to the limited body of research on strategic responses to competitive intensity in the agricultural sector and subsequent payoff on farm performance.

Authors/Creators:Nybom, Jozefine and Hunter, Erik and Micheels, Eric and Melin, Martin
Title:Farmers’ strategic responses to competitive intensity and the impact on perceived performance
Series Name/Journal:SN Business & Economics
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:1
Article number:74
Number of Pages:22
ISSN:2662-9399
Language:English
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Business Administration
Keywords:Entrepreneurial orientation, Market orientation, Lean production orientation, Competitive intensity, Subjective performance, Agriculture, Farming
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114260
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114260
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DOI10.1007/s43546-021-00078-1
ID Code:26072
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of People and Society (from 2021)
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:08 Nov 2021 09:28
Metadata Last Modified:08 Nov 2021 09:31

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