Paper Information

Journal:   PAJOUHESH-VA-SAZANDEGI   FALL 2008 , Volume 21 , Number 3 (80 IN AGRONOMY AND HORTICULTURE); Page(s) 53 To 61.
 
Paper: 

ANALYSIS OF FACTORS AFFECTING THE PROFITABILITY OF BOTTON MUSHROOM FIRMS IN TEHRAN PROVINCE

 
 
Author(s):  SALEH I.*, SAEEDI A., YAZDANI S.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN
 
Abstract: 

The objective of the research is to study the main factors affecting profitability of botton mushroom firms in Tehran province. The data were collected through published data and questionnaire from all firms operative in Tehran province on 2005. The required information on total cost and total revenue of the firms analyzed. In order to analyze profitability as well as the factors affecting profitability, so me indicators such as TR/TC, cluster analysis and discriminant analysis were employed for economic evaluation of the mushroom producing units. Using K-mean cluster analysis, units were divided into two groups, namely, less successful and successful ones. The mean of TR/TC for the successful group and for the less successful group were 2.72 and 1.26, respectively. The results of discriminant analysis indicated that the main variables that caused the distinction between these two groups were labour productivity, nutritional conversion coefficient and the distance of firms to market, respectively.

 
Keyword(s): INVESTMENT PROJECT, BOTTOM MUSHROOM, PROFITABILITY, CLUSTER AND DISCRIMINANT ANALYSES, TEHRAN PROVINCE
 
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