2010

THE USE OF MODELS IN OPTIMIZING THE FIELD CROP PRODUCTION IN AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISE-MBA Thesis

by Mihajlo Munćan The full use of resource capacities of agricultural enterprises favorably affects the general increase in economic efficiency and rational production making them more competitive in the market. This creates the need for constant improvement of business strategies that uses all available resources to create the most profitable production.…

UNDERSTANDING THE DEMAND SIDE AND COORDINATING THE SUPPLY SIDE FOR CONNECTED GOODS AND SERVICES

by Gro Ladegård & Eirik Romstad This paper addresses the coordination and innovation issues needed for promoting value added at the rural and regional level. There are two sides to value added: the ability to meet consumer demand, and to identify least cost ways of supplying the demanded goods. Human and…

A STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODEL: GREECE’S TOURISM DEMAND FOR TOURIST DESTINATION

by Prasert Chaitip, Chukiat Chaiboonsri , Sándor Kovács & Péter Balogh Structural equation model (LISREL 8) was applied to test the causal relationships between tourist travel motivations and tourist destination. A survey containing Likert scale questions was conducted to collect data from 100 tourists who had travelled to Greece’s tourist destination.…

SELECTION OF AGRICULTURAL LAND FOR MULTIFUNCTIONAL AGRICULTURE

by Nebojsa Novkovic, Sandor Somodji & Milenko Matkovic The modern concept of rural development implies the use of agricultural resources, primarily agricultural land, for other (nonagricultural) activities besides its agricultural purpose. The integral aim of this concept of rural development is the maximization of economic results, besides the sustainable development of…

MULTIFUNCTIONALITY OF AGRICULTURE, PUBLIC POLICIES AND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCES: SOME CRITICAL ISSUES OF CONTEMPORARY CONTROVERSIES

by Catherine Laurent, Marielle Berriet-Solliec, Marc Kirsch, Pierre Labarthe & Aurélie Trouvé Various theoretical models of public policy analysis are used to treat situations of decision-making in which public deciders have to take into account the multifunctionality of agriculture. For some, science-society relations are not really problematical. Others acknowledge the current…

MULTIFUNCTIONAL AGRICULTURE: AN ENGINE OF REGIONAL ECONOMIC GROWTH?

by Alan Randall The historical role of agriculture in economic geography and recent conceptual developments – including multifunctional agriculture (MFA), the new economic geography, amenity-driven growth, and the “world is flat” and “creative class” hypotheses – are examined, and recent empirical research in North America and Europe is reviewed, in order…

MEASURING EFFICIENCY OF INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL IN AGRICULTURE SECTOR OF VOJVODINA

by Biserka Komnenic, Danilo Tomic and Gordana Tomic During three-hundred-year history of the market economy, the main sources of wealth creation have changed from the natural resources (mainly land and relatively unskilled labor with the exception of the master craftsman), tangible material assets (buildings, machinery and equipment, funds) to intangible assets…

THE IMPORTANCE OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IN TOURISM RURAL

by Donatella Privitera Many farmers, in addition to normal farming activity, have already turned to agritourism as a source of additional farm income and opportunities. There are numerous benefits from the development of agritourism: it may strengthen local economy, create job opportunities and new businesses; develop and promote training and certification…