Knowledge in agriculture: a micro data assessment of the role of internal and external knowledge in farm productivity in Sweden

This study examines the impact of internal and external knowledge on fi rm productivity in the Swedish agricultural sector. It combines theories from regional economics about the geographical aspects of knowledge with traditional theories on the role of knowledge in productivity in agriculture. The study is a fi rm-level analysis using an unbalanced panel between the years 2002 and 2011 in Sweden. The results show that these fi rms are positively affected by employees with formal education related to the sector. Higher knowledge levels have a greater impact than lower levels. External knowledge, such as localised spillovers, is also important, but the results on this factor are more ambiguous.


Issue Date:
2016-08
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
1418 2106 (Other)
2063 0476 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/246257
Published in:
Studies in Agricultural Economics, Volume 118, Number 2
Page range:
68-76
Total Pages:
9
Note:
http://dx.doi.org/10.7896/j.1617




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