Large-scale agriculture – between profit and societal value

IAMO Forum 2018
27-29 June 2018 | Halle (Saale) | Germany

In recent decades, new agribusiness models have emerged in a number of transition, emerging and developed economies. Their main characteristics include a very large size of sometimes more than one hundred thousand hectares of farmland, integration of multiple stages of production and processing, and presence of investors who often have no background in primary agriculture.

The IAMO Forum 2018 provides a platform for research that investigates the economic, managerial and social aspects of large-scale agriculture as well as institutional frameworks that enable the persistence of large agricultural enterprises.

The conference’s geographical focus is particularly on the transition countries of Eastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union, and East Asia as well as developed and emerging countries in Europe, the Americas and Australia. We welcome contributions providing insights into topics such as:

  • Corporate governance;
  • Corporate social responsibility;
  • Risk management and finance;
  • Human resource management;
  • Competition on factor and output markets;
  • Welfare and distributional justice in rural areas, or
  • Environmental implications and challenges.

The conference contributions may stem from a variety of methodological approaches ranging from micro-level analyses of farm management and econometrics to institutional, socioeconomic and geographic investigations of large-scale agribusiness at the regional and cross-national level. Inter- and transdisciplinary contributions are particularly welcome.

The IAMO Forum will be held at IAMO’s conference facilities. Conference language will be English.