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APRIL 23, 2019

What's on your Electrician's Cart?

It’s fascinating that many organizations identify people as their significant competitive advantage. For example, customer-facing employees at Consolidated Electrical Distribution (CED) were able to substantially impact the work of their electrician customers by simply creating an 'electrician's cart.'

APRIL 10, 2019

Connecting Talent from First-Level to C-Suite

Dr. Keith Halperin says eighty-three percent of executives report that they do not have the right talent and capabilities to build upon their strategy.

MARCH 21, 2019

What Do Sales Managers Manage?

Dr. Scott Downey says there is a well-studied chain of events in business that shows the relationship between employee activities and company profits called the Service-Profit chain.

JANUARY 22, 2019

Trust in Business Relationships

Mati Mohammadi, a PhD student at Purdue University and graduate research assistant at Purdue's Center for Food and Agricultural Business, talks about the importance of trust in business relationships.

DECEMBER 7, 2018

Former CEO talks investing to grow

Craig Newman, recently retired CEO of AgReliant Genetics talks about why it's important to invest in professional growth.

OCTOBER 23, 2018

Do consumers punish producers for labor disputes?

In the 1960s, Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers union successfully pressured producers into improving agricultural working conditions in California by leading a nationwide boycott of table grapes. The boycott taught farmers that consumers care about more than just product quality and price; they also trust producers to treat their employees fairly.

OCTOBER 23, 2018

Grain contracts: disputes, asymmetry and reliance

During our Ph.D years, Dr. Giri and I had unconditionally assumed that most crop producers are production and market savvy. Due to the nature of our respective research projects at the time, we never really got involved with extension activities, which would have exposed us to ground realities. After getting his degree, Dr. Giri headed off to the University of Central Missouri to begin his work as an assistant professor and it was there that he had the opportunity of directly interacting with farmers.

OCTOBER 23, 2018

What matters most to farmers; contracts or trust?

How much should agribusiness investors focus on the development of complex contractual arrangements with farmers when trying to implement a new product or innovation in the agricultural sector in developing countries?