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Research on management in agriculture. Methodological approach and results put forward



Research on management in agriculture. Methodological approach and results put forward



Agrarwirtschaft 30(4): 115-127



Studies on the relation between the economic results of a farm and the quality of management fall into four groups: (1) those where the relationship is postulated on a purely common sense basis without empirical investigation, (2) those where management skill is measured by the difference between optimal farm results and actual achievement, (3) those where multivariate methods are used to analyze farm success and management is treated as a residual, and (4) those where farmers' personality traits are independently assessed and treated as a causal factor. Six studies in group (4) are summarized and their methods and results critically compared. Five main problems emerge and are discussed: the complexity of the farm situation, the parallels with empirical research on leadership, the difficulty of finding suitable indicators and measurement procedures, the problem of estimating variances in person/situation interaction, the possible uses and misuses of findings. Much more research on farmers' ways of thinking and management concepts, and better assessment of character traits is needed.

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