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Item Description Moncur, James E.T. en_US 2010-10-04T21:54:17Z 2010-10-04T21:54:17Z 1974-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Moncur JET. 1974. Some evidence of economics of scale in Hawaiian sugar plantations. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. WRRC technical memorandum, 38. en_US
dc.description.abstract Of the major sectors in Oahu's economy, sugar growing and milling together use by far the largest quantities of water. The three plantations still operating on Oahu in 1971 accounted for 57 percent of total withdrawals, even though this percentage has steadily declined over the past decade or longer. A persistent trend among plantations, moreover, is for mergers to occur, presumably to take advantage of economies of scale. This study was undertaken to inquire into the effect of scale on sugar production. Data for plantations on four of the Hawaiian Islands is applied to several procedures for estimating scale economics and economic efficiency. First, a "survivorship" test is used. Then the efficiency measures developed by M. J. Farrell are calculated. Finally, some regression estimates are determined. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship OWRR Project No. A-026-HI, Grant Agreement No. 14-31-0001-3211. en_US
dc.format.extent vi + 45 pages en_US
dc.publisher Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries WRRC Technical Memoranda en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 38 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sugar plantations -- Hawaii. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Technical memorandum report. en_US
dc.title WRRCTM No. 38 Some Evidence of Economics of Scale in Hawaiian Sugar Plantations en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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