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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
QUALITY STRATEGIES AND PROFITABILITY: A MULTILEVEL ANALYSIS IN THE MEAT INDUSTRY
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Agrarian economy
Information
Abstract
The meat industry in Castilla and León (Spain) is a good area to study the behavior of firms in terms of their choices about the quality of their products and their impact on corporate profitability. A multilevel model that includes internal and external factors was estimated based on their accounting information in the period 2009-2011 and the results show that membership of the top five strategic groups identified explains a significant part of the profitability achieved, which is also contributed to by other factors such as investment in plant and equipment and long-term debt. Companies with products of high and intermediate quality are the two groups with higher levels of profitability, although in the case of the former many companies were found to be experiencing difficulties with negative margins. Meat processing companies with lower quality products are the ones which are doing worst in this current period of economic crisis.
International
Si
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Nova Science Publishers, Inc
ISBN
978-1-63463-720-6
Series
Book title
Business Strategies: Types, Benefits and Effects on Firm Performance
From page
51
To page
72
Participants
  • Autor: Emilio Pindado Tapia (Universidad Pública de Navarra)
  • Autor: Silverio Alarcon Lorenzo (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
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