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Inflation and Interest Rates in the Agribusiness Marketplace

Inflation and Interest Rates in the Agribusiness Marketplace Author: Dr. Brady Brewer, Assistant Professor Financial goals have been gaining increased visibility throughout all aspects of the agribusiness value chain for some time now. While our world is full of tight...



The Value of Understanding Customer Profitability

The Value of Understanding Customer Profitability Author: Dr. Mark Manfredo, professor in the Morrison School of Agribusiness at Arizona State University As our competitive landscape shifts, it demands ag retailers sharpen their business acumen and hone their...



The Story Behind the Numbers

“In reality, financial statements are simply a reflection of what non-financial managers are already doing and thinking about. The difference is that in a financial statement, activities and decisions are being measured by a dollar sign rather than other metrics...



Sales and Marketing’s Role in Liquidity

For better or worse, marketing and sales efforts affect not only the profitability of a firm but also the firm’s liquidity, or its ability to meet short-term financial obligations. More formally, liquidity refers to the structure of a firm’s balance sheet. A firm is...



Effective product-service systems

Article Kuijken, Bram. Gerda Gemser, Nachoem M. Wijnberg. (2017). “Effective product-service systems: A value-based framework.” Industrial Marketing Management. 60, 33-41. Reviewer Dr. Michael Gunderson, Director and Professor Summary Like many business sectors, food...



The Search for Improvement

Successful employees are searching for improvement. They are putting in extra effort and time to make a difference for the company and for themselves. Those employees can make an even better impact on your company if they are given great tools to work with. Providing...



Speak Your CFO’s Language

Do you ever feel a bit like Charlie Brown listening to his teacher when your chief financial officer is talking? CFOs often rise to the position through the accounting function of the business. At times, it can feel like they have their own language. Depending on the...



Is cash king?

Article Nason, Robert S. and Pankaj C. Patel. (2016). “Is cash king? Market performance and cash during a recession.” Journal of Business Research. 69(10), 4242-4248. Reviewer Dr. Michael Gunderson, Director and Professor Summary Previous research suggests that “cash...



Price promotions and profit

Article Kuntner, Tobias; Thorsten Teichert (2016). “The scope of price promotion research: An informetric study.” Journal of Business Research, 69(8), 2687-2696. Reviewer Dr. Michael Gunderson, Director and Professor Summary The authors exhaustively...



Finance, Talent Management Go Hand in Hand

What does an organization’s talent management strategy have to do with its financial performance? After all, human resources and accounting rarely spend much time together. But talent management extends well beyond human resources. And besides, a company...