Skip to main content
Report, 2007

How can farmer managerial capacity contribute to improved farm performance?

Johansson, Helena


This paper investigates how managerial capacity aspects influence efficiency of dairy farms in Sweden. Based on non-parametric methods, Tobit and logistic regressions, several managerial capacity aspects are found to influence long and short run input efficiency scores, but to influence output efficiency less. Examples of important aspects are: internal locus of control, positive profitability attitude, profitability perception and participation in study circles. Based on this, a way of supporting dairy farms to become more profitable is to organize educational and discussion clubs where the farmers learn from each other and form professional dairy farm advisors


dairy farms; data envelopment analysis; decision-making logistic regression; managerial capacity; efficiency; Tobit regression

Published in

Working Paper Series / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics
2007, number: 2007:4
Publisher: Institutionen för ekonomi, SLU

    SLU Authors

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Social Sciences
    Agricultural Science
    Economics and Business

    Permanent link to this page (URI)