Structural Development of Farms and Rural Areas
This department researches process complexities of agrarian structural change. Special focus is placed on inherent dynamics, influencing factors and effects, which are analyzed on various analytical levels by means of a broad array of methodical instruments.
Research subjects are, firstly, the development of enterprises in the agricultural and food sector, including their strategies and organization. Secondly, the effects that changing framework conditions such as agricultural policies have on agricultural businesses and structural change are analyzed. Thirdly, institutional economics and system theory questions relating to the role of nonprofit organizations and civil society engagement in the agricultural and food sector are investigated. A fourth focus is on interdependencies between the environment, resources, structural change and growth, in which context the changes of land use are studied or agricultural production potentials are assessed.
The department’s key methodical competencies are in the field of computational economics, particularly agent-based modeling. Further methodological expertise has been developed in spatial econometry, data mining, econometric methods, as well as productivity and efficiency analyses.
Valentinov, Vladislav (2023) Sustainability and stakeholder theory: A processual perspective. Kybernetes: The International Journal of Systems, Cybernetics and Management Science 52 (13): 61-77.
Appel, Franziska; Helming, John; Krisztin, Tamas; Rosell, Maria (2023) Deliverable Report D6.3: Report on stakeholder workshop on transferability, usability and functionality of the toolbox. 0
Appel, Franziska; Altendorf, Patrick; Naranjo, Maria A.; Polman, Nico; Hennen, Wil; Grashof-Bokdam, Carla; Helming, John; Oudendag, Diti; van Alphen, Monica; Reinhard, Stijn (2023) Deliverable Report D4.3: Report on extensions of FarmAgriPoliS and CoESM - experimental insights on farmers' response to agri-environmental schemes. 0
Gagalyuk, Taras; Kovalova, Maryna (2023) Digital technologies as a driver of resilience and institutional transformation: The case of Ukrainian agroholdings. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review
Anam, Choirul; Plaček, Michal; Valentinov, Vladislav; del Campo, Cristina (2023) Village funds and poverty reduction in Indonesia: New policy insight. Discover Global Society 1
Abbasiharofteh, Milad; Kogler, Dieter F.; Lengyel, Balázs (2023) Atypical combinations of technologies in regional co-inventor networks. Research Policy 52 (10)
Beadle, Brian; Brosig, Stephan; Wunder, Christoph (2023) Sustainability of farms producing non-food crops. IAMO Annual 25: 85-94.
Prof. Dr. Alfons Balmann
Director of IAMO,
Head of Department Structural Change
Prof. Dr. Daniel Müller
Deputy Head of Department Structural Change