Antipodean agricultural and resource economics at 60: farm management
Bill Malcolm, Vic Wright
AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS | WILEY | Published : 2016
From the beginning Agricultural economics in the Antipodes has encompassed farm management in various guises, from the farm economics of firms to the farm management economics of a firm to farm management research. Theoretical advances in the inter-disciplinary task of farm management analysis, built on economics as the core discipline, make a sound foundation for farm management to be enriched by related disciplinary areas, which will further enhance analytical and problem-solving capacities. Nowadays though, as in the past, the potential outstrips the application, meaning farmer advice, policy analysis and research investment evaluation are much the poorer.