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Analysis of Managerial Efficiency Among Agribusiness Firms in Abia State, Nigeria

International Journal of Social Science and Humanity 01/2011; 1:167 - 170.

ABSTRACT This study assessed the managerial efficiency
among agribusiness firms in Abia state, Nigeria with specific
interest in analyzing their socio – economic characteristics,
managerial efficiency levels and its determinants. Purposive
sampling technique was used in the selection of locations and
firms. Aba and Umuahia were selected given that most of the
commercial firms are located. The study employed 50 firms on
the basis of their investment value (less N5m).Descriptive
statistics and stochastic frontier model were the analytical tools
for the study. The result showed that majority of the firms were
well established and managed by middle aged, sparingly literate
and experienced managers with an appreciable income level
and sizable household. The efficiency level of the managers was
0.62 on the average and managerial efficiency was found to be
influenced positively by age of the firm, age, income, education
of the managers. Efficiency was negatively affected by the
household size of the managers. On the basis of the findings, the
study suggested that periodic trainings and capacity building
programs be organized for the managers to enhance their
expertise and managerial competence.

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