PLANNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF HORTICULTURAL HOLDINGS, METHODOLOGY AND EMPIRICAL RESULTS

K. Wölk
Evaluation of development schemes submitted by horticultural holdings in Hessia gives an insight into investment plans in this region. Data refer to the four branches viz. floriculture, vegetable growing, fruitgrowing and tree nurseries, as well as individual holding sizes in floriculture and vegetable growing. Focal points are investigations into financing of businesses, capital requirements and types of investment, extension of glasshouse areas in floriculture and vegetable gardening, as well as effects of investments on working results.

By means of a regression analysis, a study is made of the correlations in the floriculture branch between working capital, EQM, glasshouse area, working profits and other factors on the one hand, and the level and nature of investments on the other hand. No significant relationship is shown to exist between investments and productivity of invested capital, whereby the latter is gauged by the gross and net profit growths for every 1,000 DM invested. The study closes with an investigation of factors influencing the acquisition of outside capital, where, contrary to expectations, it is revealed that the sum invested is given prominence and not the permissible burden of capital-servicing.

Wölk, K. (1974). PLANNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF HORTICULTURAL HOLDINGS, METHODOLOGY AND EMPIRICAL RESULTS. Acta Hortic. 40, 385-412
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1974.40.29
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1974.40.29
40_29
385-412

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