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A suite of 4 essays and responses at the subject matters of: (1) Managerial determination making; (2) Investment-Disinvestment conception; (3) Agricultural coverage (domestic and international); and (4) method and valuational approaches.

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3, No. 2/3, 1976, pp. 187-203. Johnson, Glenn, "Economics and Ethics," Centennial Review, Vol. 30, No. 1, 1986, pp. 77-79. Michigan State University. Johnson, Glenn, Research Methodology for Economists, 1986, pp. 18-20. Y. Reproduced with permission of McGraw-Hill. Johnson, Glenn, "Value Problems in Farm Management," Agricultural Economics Journal, Vol. XIV, 1960, pp. 13-25. Agricultural Economics Society, United Kingdom. Johnson, Glenn, "Agricultural Economics, Production Economics and the Field of Farm Management," The Journal of Farm Economics, Vol.

TYPE SIX Explain how a particular event occurred or how you reached a particular, well defined state. Explain how your debt-asset ratio reached its current level of 90 percent. marketing problems need to be compared to these theoretical results. Also, as family farms grow in size and complexity, study of their evolving organizational structures may also provide useful insights on problem decomposition. Page 14 Decision Making How do managers make decisions? This was a fundamental question motivating the IMS, and it continues to be a question that deserves the attention of agricultural economists.

As in the study by Pounds (and in the IMS), this research will require open-ended interviews and, where possible, direct observation of managerial behavior. A more specific issue that can be explored both through interviews with managers and through control system design efforts involving managers is the role of formal plans in control systems. In particular, we need to know more about how managers perceive the content and structure of formal plans and about the value of plans in control systems for operational, tactical, and strategic management activities.

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