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Establishing agribusiness research priorities and coordinating agribusiness research


  • William D. Dobson

    (Center for Agricultural Business at Purdue University, on leave during 1989 serving as Chair in Agribusiness at Massey University in New Zealand)

  • Jay T. Akridge

    (Agricultural Economics at Purdue University)


Improved agribusiness research priorities could help to expand research in this area and produce other benefits, but it will be difficult to channel agribusiness research into one or a few priority areas. This is so since considerations relating to usefulness and feasibility call for maintaining agribusiness research in a number of distinct areas. US and Canadian researchers propose to establish an agribusiness research coordinating committee which will emphasize research on competitiveness. Prescriptions for coordinating the competitiveness research and other agribusiness research are discussed together with commandments for carrying out agribusiness research effectively.

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  • William D. Dobson & Jay T. Akridge, 1989. "Establishing agribusiness research priorities and coordinating agribusiness research," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 5(4), pages 315-333.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:agribz:v:5:y:1989:i:4:p:315-333
    DOI: 10.1002/1520-6297(198907)5:4<315::AID-AGR2720050403>3.0.CO;2-Y

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    1. Emerson M. Babb, 1986. "Production and operations management," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 2(4), pages 421-429.
    2. Richard T. Rogers & Julie A. Caswell, 1988. "Strategic management and the internal organization of food marketing firms," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 4(1), pages 3-10.
    3. Thomas L. Sporleder, 1986. "Agribusiness marketing research in a transition world economy," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 2(4), pages 431-442.
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    1. Litzenberg, Kerry K., 1992. "Agribusiness And The Agricultural Economics Profession: Research Agendas In Agribusiness," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 24(01), July.
    2. Fraser McLeay & Sandra Martin & Tony Zwart, 1996. "Farm business marketing behavior and strategic groups in agriculture," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 12(4), pages 339-351.
    3. Akridge, Jay T., 1992. "Agribusiness And Extension: Characteristics Of Successful Programs To Serve A Rapidly Changing Clientele," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 24(01), pages 37-43, July.
    4. Bill Schroder & Felix Mavondo, 1994. "Strategy|performance|environmental linkages in agribusiness: Conceptual issues and a developing country example," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 10(5), pages 419-429.

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