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Farm business management: the human factor.

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Description

This book outlines the human components of what makes a person, and why a farm manager acts in particular ways. The following chapters bring past and new work as well as developments and theories from other disciplines, including psychology, to provide a well-structured set of ideas for understanding managerial ability. The book consists of eight chapters. Chapter 2 contains outlines of the characteristics of a farmer that defines his modus operandi, and how these characteristics might be measured using psychometric tests. Chapter 3 looks at the relationships between the factors that define a manager. Chapter 4 reviews the possible decision criteria and processes used. Chapter 5 contains an outline of the competencies necessary for successful farm management. Chapter 6 outlines the common errors, or biases, and, therefore, highlights areas that require special attention when improving ability. Chapter 7 considers the factors that give rise to the objectives held by the farmer. Chapter 8 then reviews whether success is possible from using management improvement programmes.

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Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) What defines management ability? Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 55) The origins of managerial ability. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 80) Decision processes and goals. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 99) Skills required. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 134) Biases and stress. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 153) More on objectives: family influences, origins and modification. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 179) Methods of improving managerial ability. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2009
  • ISBN
  • 9781845935986
  • Record Number
  • 20093345350