ISSN 2284-7995, ISSN Online 2285-3952


Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 3
Written by Dariusz KUSZ

In the conditions of the modern economy, competitiveness is one of the most important components of the assessment of the position of a business in the market. Depending on the sector or industry, competition can take place on many levels, can have different character and varying severity. The problem of farm competition, which was defined as the farm's ability to grow, was addressed in the paper. This capacity was measured using the value of agricultural income generated by the agricultural holding. The competitiveness index (CI) by W. Kleinhans was used in the work. The index measures the real value of agricultural income to the value of own costs of production factors. The purpose of the research was to evaluate the competitiveness of farms from chosen countries of Central and Eastern Europe and to find out the determinants of competitiveness correlated to the production potential of farms, management efficiency and an investment activity. It was discovered that the competitiveness level of agricultural farms in the chosen countries of Central and Eastern Europe was characterized by a considerable diversity. The highest level of competitiveness characterized agricultural farms from the Czech Republic, and the lowest was achieved by agricultural farms in Slovakia. When analyze the impact of selected factors characterizing the production potential, management efficiency and investment activity of agricultural farms on the level of competitiveness, their varied impact resulting from the specificity of agriculture in a given country was found. The attention was also paid to the need to look for determinants of the competitiveness of farms in their surroundings.

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