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dc.contributor.authorGray, D. I.en
dc.contributor.authorKemp, E.en
dc.contributor.authorWestbrooke, Victoriaen
dc.contributor.authorReid, J.en
dc.contributor.authorWood, B.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-27T03:19:38Z
dc.date.issued2017-07en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/9091
dc.description.abstractA major constraint facing the New Zealand consultancy sector is the time and cost of training novice farm management consultants. An industry funded training programme has been developed to improve the proficiency of novice consultants. However, although this programme provides good training in enchmarking and information collection, it provides limited theory about other processes that are required for the effective diagnosis of on-farm problems. To this end, a pilot study was initiated with an expert consultant to investigate their diagnostic processes. This paper reports on some of the processes identified during this study that were important for the diagnosis of on-farm problems during a first visit to a client. The study found that constraining information gathering, triangulation, classification and diagnosis through the use of diagnostic trees were all important processes for the effective diagnosis. This research has demonstrated that the investigation of the consultancy processes of an expert consultant could provide useful theory for training novices.en
dc.format.extent16en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIFMAen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - IFMA - http://ifmaonline.org/contents/pr-diagnosing-problems-on-farm-processes-used-by-an-expert-farm-management-consultant/en
dc.rightsCopyright © 2018 IFMA.en
dc.source21st International Farm Management Congressen
dc.subjectproblem solvingen
dc.subjectdiagnosisen
dc.subjectconsultancyen
dc.subjectkey performance indicatorsen
dc.subjectclassificationen
dc.subjecttriangulationen
dc.titleDiagnosing problems on-farm: Processes used by an expert farm management consultanten
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Land Management and Systemsen
dc.relation.isPartOfProceedings of 21st International Farm Management Congress Vol. 1: Future farming systemsen
pubs.finish-date2017-07-07en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/LAMS
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://ifmaonline.org/contents/pr-diagnosing-problems-on-farm-processes-used-by-an-expert-farm-management-consultant/en
pubs.start-date2017-07-02en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-2040-155X
dc.identifier.eisbn978-92-990062-5-2en
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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