Vol. 6 No. 5 (2012)
Articles

The role of trust in cooperation between farmers – the outcomes of a survey in Békés county

Published December 31, 2012
István Takács
Károly Róbert College, Institute of Business Sciences
Katalin Takácsné György
Károly Róbert College, Institute of Economics and Methodology
Zsolt Baranyai
Szent István University, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Institute of Economics and Methodology
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APA

Takács , I., Takácsné György , K., & Baranyai , . Z. (2012). The role of trust in cooperation between farmers – the outcomes of a survey in Békés county. Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce, 6(5), 103-112. https://doi.org/10.19041/APSTRACT/2012/5/18

Local socio-economic cooperation arrangements can contribute to the development of adequate solutions which can compensate the negative impacts of globalization. One of the specific areas is agriculture. Capital-intensive technology is the key element in the competitiveness and viability of firms. The present paper reviews the factors affecting the joint machine use arrangements of agricultural producers, with special regard to the role of trust. The questions of trust are examined in two dimensions: contractual and competence trust. On the basis of the survey carried out among farmers a positive connection was detected between the level of trust and the farmers’ activity in cooperation arrangements. Our results also pointed out that the trust needed in different areas of cooperation is very different. The experiences indicate a tendency, according to which contractual trust is more important in intensive cooperation arrangements which result in higher dependence, while competency trust is more emphasized in more extensive solutions.

JEL Code: Q13