GROWTH OF HORTICULTURAL ENTERPRISES AND ECONOMICAL AND UNECONOMICAL OPERATING SCALES
The growth of horticultural businesses can be guided by expansion of the national economy and the demand for certain products. Businesses should develop to a suboptimum scale. They stand to benefit by exploiting all cost advantages individually or jointly. The existence of as large a number as possible of independent businesses operating on a scale suited to their particular markets might be more advantageous than too small a number of hyperconcentrated enterprises.
The future objective of horticultural economists is to keep a watch on the businesses, to work out long-term planning methods for them to adopt, and to formulate objectively founded statements.
Rothenburger, W. (1974). GROWTH OF HORTICULTURAL ENTERPRISES AND ECONOMICAL AND UNECONOMICAL OPERATING SCALES. Acta Hortic. 40, 531-542