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Case Studies of Farmers' Use of Informational Systems


  • Doye, Damona G.
  • Jolly, Robert W.
  • Hornbaker, R.
  • Cross, Tim
  • King, Robert P.
  • Lazarus, William
  • Yeboah, A.


Exploratory case study research was initiated to study the evolution of management information systems and their use in operational and strategic decisions. The unit of analysis was the management team on farms with innovative or successful information systems. Human factors, such as an analytical nature and commitment to lifelong learning, were perceived to be the most important common elements. Production variables often were critical success factors. Managers annually developed financial statements; enterprise and "what if" analyses were conducted regularly. Learning about questions that innovative producers have difficulty addressing was time-consuming but instructive with respect to research and educational needs.
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  • Doye, Damona G. & Jolly, Robert W. & Hornbaker, R. & Cross, Tim & King, Robert P. & Lazarus, William & Yeboah, A., 2000. "Case Studies of Farmers' Use of Informational Systems," Staff General Research Papers Archive 5240, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:5240

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    1. Yeboah, Anthony K. & Owens, John Paul & Bynum, Jarvetta S. & Boisson, Daniel, 2009. "Case Studies of Successful Small Scale Farming in North Carolina," 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia 46752, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

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