Journal article

Value chain analysis – a capstone opportunity for postgraduate agribusiness education

Robert Farquharson, P McSweeney, R Gall, G Griffith, P Batt

Acta Horticulturae | International Society for Horticultural Science | Published : 2016


Management education demands educational activities that synthesize discipline specific knowledge with the ability to apply this knowledge in the real world. Manage­ment education broadly applied to commercial horticulture and agribusiness contexts generally requires a capstone phase in which students with an appropriate academic foundation develop deeper insights into their respective industries of interest. This paper outlines some methods or tools suited for agribusiness industry wide or enterprise level study which include value chain approaches. A critical academic task is to ensure that the skill development and foundation knowledge to undertake the capstone study is explicit. With lim..

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