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Leadership Development in Agricultural Economics: Challenges for Academic Units


  • Boland, Michael A.


Crafting and executing strategy are key tasks to be carried out by a manager of an enterprise. Unit leaders are managers of an academic enterprise called a department. The objective of this paper is to provide an overview of information collected from interviews with unit leaders of departments of agricultural economics and discuss challenges being faced by these unit leaders in March 2009.

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  • Boland, Michael A., 2009. "Leadership Development in Agricultural Economics: Challenges for Academic Units," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 34(3), December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:jlaare:57633

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    1. Sporleder, Thomas L. & Boland, Michael A., 2011. "Exclusivity of Agrifood Supply Chains: Seven Fundamental Economic Characteristics," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA), vol. 14(5).
    2. Tendai P. Chibarabada & Albert T. Modi & Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi, 2017. "Expounding the Value of Grain Legumes in the Semi- and Arid Tropics," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 9(1), pages 1-25, January.


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