2014: Journal no. 1

METHODOLOGICAL BASIS FOR CALCULATING THE OPTIMAL SIZES OF AGRICULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS

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Authors:  
Alexey SHAMIN, PhD Student
Anatoly SHAMIN, PhD, Professor, Nizhny Novgorod State Engineering and Economic Institute, Russia

The article presents different approaches of a number of authors how to determine the optimal size of agricultural organizations and their nature. There are different methods that were used while researching, including statistical, monographic, constructive and others. The article also presents the contribution of various scientists and researchers in solving optimization problems with the sizes of enterprises in agriculture, as well as proposed efficiency criteria of chosen methods.

Keywords:  
Agriculture, optimal size, efficiency, technique, enterprise, research.