Activities of international agroholdings in the world market of foreign investments: investigation of trends and factors of impact in сurrent financing conditions




agroholdings under financing conditions, latent factors of investment in agrarian production


The activity of international agroholdings is considered as an object of research. Insufficient formalization of cause-effect relationships on the basis of analytical dependencies determining the prospects for the development of agroholdings is a shortcoming of the study of the activities of agroholdings in the current financing environment. The analysis of tendencies in the development of enterprises of the agro-industrial complex of Ukraine shows that recently there has been a tendency towards development and territorial-organizational enlargement of agro-industrial enterprises by forming holdings, corporations and other agro-formations. There is also a tendency of merging enterprises into agroholdings. This allows companies not only to control the quality and cost of products, but also increases the likelihood of obtaining credit resources. At the same time, the role of investment processes, the development of methods for their implementation and effective management of them is growing. To reflect the patterns of functioning of agricultural holdings and the mechanisms of their internal relationships, factors of influence on their activities in the context of its components have been investigated. On the basis of factor analysis, systems of models of latent factors that affect the components of agricultural holdings are developed. It is established that these include:

  • dynamics of investment in the expansion of production activities of agroholdings;
  • dynamics of expenditures and sources of financing;
  • dynamics of innovation activities of agroholdings.
In terms of the dynamics of costs and sources of financing, the most significant latent factors are:
  • the share of agroholdings, which introduced innovations;
  • the total amount of costs of agricultural holdings for the introduction of new technologies;
  • the number of implemented new low-waste, resource-saving processes.

Thanks to the obtained results, it is possible to obtain the most significant factors on the basis of the interrelation of the set of indicators. This, in contrast to similar known stand-alone indicators, provides the advantages of finding prospects for the development of agricultural holdings in the world market for foreign investment on the basis of a complex of latent key factors.

Author Biographies

Vitalina Babenko, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, 4, Svobody sq., Kharkiv, Ukraine, 61022

Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor

Department of International Business and Economic Theory 

Vadim Sidorov, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, 4, Svobody sq., Kharkiv, Ukraine, 61022

PhD, Professor

Ruslan Savin, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, 4, Svobody sq., Kharkiv, Ukraine, 61022

Postgraduate Student

Department of International Economic Relations


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How to Cite

Babenko, V., Sidorov, V., & Savin, R. (2018). Activities of international agroholdings in the world market of foreign investments: investigation of trends and factors of impact in сurrent financing conditions. Technology Audit and Production Reserves, 4(4(42), 18–24.



Economics and Enterprise Management: Original Research