OPTIMAL MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR ARIZONA COTTON PRODUCERS, 1975-1985

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Title:
OPTIMAL MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR ARIZONA COTTON PRODUCERS, 1975-1985
Author:
Goldberg, Andra Kellum, 1955-
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study concerns the analysis of marketing strategies for Arizona cotton producers. Cash sale, forward contracting, futures contracting, and cooperative marketing strategies were evaluated for the years 1975 through 1985. Unique to this study was the use of variable cotton quality to calculate revenues for Arizona growers. Stochastic dominance and mean-variance analysis were the tools used to analyze the data. The results indicate that: (1) stochastic dominance was successful in reducing the efficient set found with mean-variance analysis; (2) given the model assumptions, forward contracting early in the production year was the dominant strategy for the grower defined by the model as risk averse; and (3) the results of the analysis were not significantly different when only strict low middling was used.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Cotton -- Arizona -- Marketing.; Cotton -- Economic aspects -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Agricultural Economics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleOPTIMAL MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR ARIZONA COTTON PRODUCERS, 1975-1985en_US
dc.creatorGoldberg, Andra Kellum, 1955-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGoldberg, Andra Kellum, 1955-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study concerns the analysis of marketing strategies for Arizona cotton producers. Cash sale, forward contracting, futures contracting, and cooperative marketing strategies were evaluated for the years 1975 through 1985. Unique to this study was the use of variable cotton quality to calculate revenues for Arizona growers. Stochastic dominance and mean-variance analysis were the tools used to analyze the data. The results indicate that: (1) stochastic dominance was successful in reducing the efficient set found with mean-variance analysis; (2) given the model assumptions, forward contracting early in the production year was the dominant strategy for the grower defined by the model as risk averse; and (3) the results of the analysis were not significantly different when only strict low middling was used.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectCotton -- Arizona -- Marketing.en_US
dc.subjectCotton -- Economic aspects -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Economicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1331401en_US
dc.identifier.oclc17497579en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16311863en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16311838en_US
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