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CALIGARIS, Gastón. The big agricultural enterprises in Argentina: The cases of CRESUD and El Tejar. Cuad. Econ. [online]. 2017, vol.36, n.71, pp.469-488. ISSN 0121-4772.

This article presents an in-depth study of the ‘life story’ of the two companies described by the press and the literature as the largest in Pampas agricultural production: Cresud and El Tejar. The objective of this study is to provide empirical evidence and elements of analysis to assess whether the so-called ‘big agricultural enterprises’, which have sprung up over recent decades in Pampas’ agricultural production, are comparable to the concentrated capitals that dominate the rest of the national economy. The study’s conclusions challenge several of the dominant ideas in the relevant literature.

JEL: N56, O13, Q13, Q15, R14.

Keywords : Big agricultural enterprises; agribusiness; Cresud; El Tejar.

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