Agribusiness economics and management

Robert P. King, Michael Boehlje, Michael L. Cook, Steven T. Sonka

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Agribusiness scholarship emphasizes an integrated view of the food system that extends from research and input supply through production, processing, and distribution to retail outlets and the consumer. This article traces development of agribusiness scholarship over the past century by describing nine significant areas of contribution by our profession:(1) economics of cooperative marketing and management, (2) design and development of credit market institutions, (3) organizational design, (4) market structure and performance analysis, (5) supply chain management and design, (6) optimization of operational efficiency, (7) development of data and analysis for financial management, (8) strategic management, and (9) agribusiness education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)554-570
Number of pages17
JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010


  • Agribusiness
  • Business organization
  • Cooperative
  • Credit market
  • Education
  • Market structure
  • Operations
  • Strategy
  • Supply chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics


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