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Firm level restructuring in the Slovenian food industry

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Abstract

During the 1990s Slovenia has moved toward a more market-based economy with a greater role for the private sector in asset ownership, production and price determination. The Slovenian food industry comprises a small number of producers operating in a comparatively modest market. Primary and secondary data analysis indicates that firms are largely oriented to a domestic market that is significantly protected. This has augmented profitability in the sector, albeit with substantial variations between branches. Profit levels (measured as cash flow as a percentage of turnover) are relatively high. If Slovenia joins the EU, food manufacturers operating in an enlarged European Single Market will not be afforded the degree of protection they currently receive and this heralds a substantial challenge to enterprise managers.


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Author(s): Erjavec E, Gorton M, Kuhar A, Valant V

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Post-Communist Economies

Year: 1999

Volume: 11

Issue: 4

Pages: 518-539

Print publication date: 01/12/1999

ISSN (print): 1463-1377

ISSN (electronic): 1465-3958

Publisher: Routledge

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14631379995878

DOI: 10.1080/14631379995878


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