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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 12)
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Quantitative Analysis of Influence Factors on Distribution Efficiency of Agricultural Products: A Case Study using Data Envelopment Analysis

Yeping Chu
Corresponding Author:  Yeping Chu 

Key words:  Agricultural products, data envelopment analysis, distribution efficiency, influence analysis, , ,
Vol. 5 , (12): 1669-1673
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September 28, 2013 October 14, 2013 December 05, 2013
Abstract:

This study aims to investigate the influence factors on the distribution efficiency of agricultural products. Distribution efficiency of agricultural product directly reflects the efficiency of agricultural distribution system. The output and cost in the process of agricultural distribution can be accessed by distribution efficiency. Much work has been done to measured distribution efficiency by single indicator but little work has been done to investigate the multiply indicators and their impacts on the distribution efficiency of agricultural products. Hence, for the first time, the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) has been used to assess the influence of multiply indicators on the distribution efficiency of agricultural products. A case study using the historical data has been carried out. The empirical analysis results show that the level of informatization and logistics infrastructure greatly influence the distribution efficiency of agricultural products while the Logistics transportation and the professional level of labors do not promote the efficiency of agricultural distribution system. Hence, useful suggestions could be proposed to provide theoretical reference for the construction of robust and efficient agricultural distribution system.
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Yeping Chu, 2013. Quantitative Analysis of Influence Factors on Distribution Efficiency of Agricultural Products: A Case Study using Data Envelopment Analysis.  Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology, 5(12): 1669-1673.
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