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Трансакционный сектор аграрной экономики: исследовательская практика, организационное поведение сотрудников как потенциальный ресурс снижения издержек

Shumakova, Oksana and Anikin, Nadezhda and Stukach, Victor and Pomogaev, Vitaly (2022): Трансакционный сектор аграрной экономики: исследовательская практика, организационное поведение сотрудников как потенциальный ресурс снижения издержек. Published in: Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Aspects , Vol. 5, No. .J Agr Agri Aspect: JAAA-121 (27 November 2017): pp. 1-5.

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Background/Objectives: The objective of this research is to study the parameters of existent organizational culture in agrarian sector as a resource for forming social capital and its influence on transactional costs formation. Method/Statistical analysis: In an attempt to reach desired objective, such analytical methods as sociological and expert interviews, content and problem-oriented analysis were applied. Behavior characteristics investigation was based on G. Hofstede’s parametrical models adapted to agriculture. Methods we used were intended to achieve the following goals: to reveal the essence of transactional costs of the agrarian sector with consideration of peculiar features in the field, to identify the specifics of behavioral settings and values, the specifics of costs pattern within the regional institutional interaction framework and to analyze cultural codes and path dependence problem of the agrarian sector. Findings: On the materials of the agrarian sector of the regional economy, the parameters of existent organizational culture were studied; transaction costs specifics shaped by cultural component were identified; research on cultural codes was conducted. The following special features of the agrarian sector were revealed: excessive production cycle, unequal income distribution during a year, natural and climatic conditions dependence. Outlined above features indicate the need in state support and well-developed communication system. The cluster of cultural components denotes a cultural code which reflects the high level of roles differentiation between man and women; prevailing collective consciousness; tendency to avoid situations of uncertainty and clearly established courses of actions and regulations; low self-control level and poor level of the need to satisfy basic needs. Specific transactional costs shaped by cultural determinants comprise the following: costs of data searching, processing and storage, costs of negotiating and contracting costs; coordination costs; politicization costs; costs of collective decision making; lost profits costs. Applications/Improvements: Present findings might help to solve the problem of overcoming informal institutional limitations, also it could be applied for development and accumulation of social capital, implementation of best informal practices on costs reduction by elimination of lost profits, functioning quality increase of transactional sector of economy in general sector of the agrarian economy; institutions, organizational culture, social

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