Workshop "Large Farm Management" from November 26 to 28, 2003 at IAMO, Halle/Saale24.01.2003 - (idw) Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa
In order to discuss significance of large farms and their particular economic problems in transition and western countries the IAMO will organise a workshop on "Large Farm Management" in Halle. It is targeted at agricultural economists as well as experts from agricultural enterprises, producer and consumer associations, politicians.
In the 20th century, research and teaching of farm management in western industrial countries was highly focused on family farming. Thus the main topic was production economics. Besides, investment analysis, accounting, taxation, farm appraisal, and finance played a major role. In the last decades, marketing, chain management, information technology, precision farming, risk management, and environmental aspects of farming have become issues of increasing attention. However, there are many other central fields of general management which have hardly been considered so far. Among them are organisation, human resource management, controlling, and strategic management. Though these issues are indeed not central for small and medium sized family farms, they are highly relevant for large farms which play a major role in Central and Eastern Europe but which are also existing in several agricultural branches in western countries, e.g. pork and poultry production.
The factual significance of large farms and their particular economic problems in transition and western countries will be taken up by this workshop. Its objective is to analyse the state of the art in research and education in large farm management as well as to present and discuss theoretical concepts and methods for large farm management. The workshop will focus on the following topics:
- Specific managerial requirements of large farm enterprises
- Internal and external organisation, human resource management, finance, risk management, controlling and strategic management
- Research perspectives in large farm management
- Curriculum development for training of large farm managers
If you would like to contribute a presentation to the workshop, please submit a detailed abstract (one page, preferably in Word) to the organisers by e-mail at email@example.com by April 15, 2003. For more details please see www.iamo.de.