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dc.contributor.authorFairweather, John R.en
dc.contributor.authorKeating, N. C.en
dc.date.accessioned2007-12-04T00:04:17Z
dc.date.issued1990-11en
dc.identifier.issn1170-7682en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/176
dc.description.abstractA review of literature on success and goals in farm management shows that farmers seek to achieve a number of goals and have different management styles. Since farmers combine both business and way-of-life goals in complex and personal ways we use methods which focus on the subjective aspects of the farmer in order to describe styles of farm management. The Q method, along with interview transcripts, provide a detailed account of three distinctive management styles in a non-random sample of Canterbury farmers. The results show that when farmers are given free rein to indicate what goals are important to them, they generate three distinct styles of management. Within each style there are different ways of achieving goals and different meanings given to apparently similar goals. The management styles have some similarities with the results of other studies but in this study the types are not described in terms of a single dimension and each type contains successful farmers.en
dc.format.extent1-76en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Uniten
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit - http://hdl.handle.net/10182/176en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAERU Research Reporten
dc.subjectfarm managementen
dc.subjectQ methoden
dc.titleManagement styles of Canterbury farmers : a study of goals and success from the farmers’ point of viewen
dc.typeMonograph
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300900 Land, Parks and Agriculture Management::300901 Farm management, rural management and agribusinessen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitAgribusiness and Economics Research Uniten
dc.subject.anzsrc070106 Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusinessen
pubs.editionNo.205en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/176en
dc.publisher.placeLincoln, Canterburyen


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