Vol. 75 No. 1 (2020)
Articles

A survey on the performance of the Italian brewing companies

Iacopo Bernetti
Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry – DAGRI - University of Florence, Italy
Veronica Alampi Sottini
Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry – DAGRI - University of Florence, Italy
Maria Cipollaro
 Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry – DAGRI - University of Florence, Italy
Silvio Menghini
Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry – DAGRI - University of Florence, Italy
Published June 11, 2020
Keywords
  • Italian brewing industry,
  • economic performance,
  • profitability indexes,
  • productivity indexes,
  • DEA model
How to Cite
Bernetti, I., Alampi Sottini, V., Cipollaro, M., & Menghini, S. (2020). A survey on the performance of the Italian brewing companies. Italian Review of Agricultural Economics, 75(1), 37-50. https://doi.org/10.13128/rea-11741

Abstract

The paper analyzes the performance of a sample of Italian microbreweries. For small and very small companies, performance analyses represent an important tool for the investigation of both the efficiency and the survival chances of the companies in the medium and long term. The methodology used consists of calculating different profitability and productivity indexes followed by a DEA model for the evaluation of the companies’ efficiency. The results show that the companies operate at significantly low productivity levels and in conditions of technical inefficiency, due to both the inability of the managers to manage the inputs and the fact that companies operate at sub-optimal levels of scale. Lastly, profitability turns to be positive for two out of three indexes examined.

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