The Scientific Pluralism of Agribusiness: A Special Issue on Theory and Practice: Forward

The term “agribusiness” first appeared in Davis and Goldbergs’ (1957) seminal book titled “A concept of Agribusiness”, which described three distinct yet interdependent sectors in a global food system. These include suppliers of agricultural inputs, producers of agricultural commodities, and institutions that perform the functional aspects associated with marketing food and fiber products. Fundamental to the concept of agribusiness is that many problems related to agriculture are interrelated and dependent upon political, sociological, economic and behavioral factors. In this special issue of the journal, we argue that the “field of agribusiness” is inherently a “scientifically pluralistic” endeavor to which efforts to define it as an academic discipline is not useful. In the introductory paper that follows, we provide a brief commentary about each of the articles featured in this special issue and discuss the opportunities and challenges of scientific pluralism for agribusiness research, teaching and extension.


Editor(s):
IFAMR, IFAMA
Issue Date:
Dec 31 2011
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN #: 1559-2448 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/119965
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 14, Issue 5
Page range:
1-10
Total Pages:
10
JEL Codes:
Q130
Note:
The IFAMR is published by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association. www.ifama.org
Series Statement:
Volume 14
Issue 5




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