Today’s food and agribusiness managers operate in a rapidly changing, highly volatile, international, high technology, consumer-focused world. Agribusiness Management helps prepare students and managers for a successful career in this new world of food and fiber production and marketing. This text uses four specific approaches to help readers develop and enhance their capabilities as agribusiness managers. First, it offers a contemporary focus that reflects the issues that agribusiness managers face today and are likely to face tomorrow. Second, the book presents conceptual material in a pragmatic way with illustrations and examples that will help the reader understand how a specific concept works in practice. Third, the book has a decision-making emphasis, providing contemporary tools that readers will find useful when making decisions in the contemporary business environment. Finally, Agribusiness Management offers a pertinent set of discussion questions and case studies that will allow the reader to apply the material covered in real-world situations. This fifth edition of Agribusiness Management has been updated throughout and continues to provide students and adult learners with an essential understanding of what it takes to be a successful agribusiness manager in today’s rapidly evolving, highly unpredictable marketplace.
"A step-by-step approach with many worked examples emphasizes the application of basic, practical business management skills in marketing, demand analysis, forecasting, production, finance, leadership, and human resource management. Cases promote active and collaborative learning that engages students' minds. Well-organized chapters clearly list learning objectives and chapter highlights; each chapter includes a chapter quiz and a full set of PowerPoint slides for instructor use."--Jacket.
This introduction to the entire field of agribusiness provides detailed coverage of the four basic topics of business: accounting, financing, marketing, and management - as well as forms of business organization. A section on agribusiness financing provides students with comprehensive material that explores how agribusiness firms are financed with stocks and bonds, and through various other sources. Information on strategic marketing discusses how managers develop a brand, and how a firm discovers marketing opportunities. The text also shows students how individuals and firms form strategic alliances and new generation co-operatives.
Managers in all areas of the agri-food system must be competent, flexible, and informed. Principles of Agribusiness Management provides the vital insights and information necessary to achieve success in a collaborative and interactive manner. The authors present the material clearly with a step-by-step approach that focuses on strategic planning and management. In conjunction with learning objectives and end-of-chapter highlights and quizzes, each chapter features two case studies that highlight the current trends and practices of agribusiness. The fifth edition includes three exciting, powerful learning tools: Discussion Starters, Strengthen Your Skills, and Start Your Business. Timely and provocative, these features facilitate in-class discussion, develop entrepreneurial skills, and explore key topics affecting the agri-food system. Globalization, leadership, competitiveness, technology, and planning are only some of the areas that are examined within the context of the changing world of agribusiness.
This book of case studies is designed to provide useful information for instructional purposes and for those interested in the management of Asian agribusiness. This collected volume of case studies is organized around three major themes-growth, marketing, and upgrading strategies. Many of the cases herein were used in Advanced Agribusiness Workshops jointly organized by the Asian Productivity Organization and Cornell University held in Bangkok, Manila, and Bali. Through a case study-driven approach, this book offers an opportunity for students, policymakers, and business owners to consider the impact of key trends like value-addition, urbanization, the environment, regional integration, climate change, and technology on Asian agribusinesses.