Human Resource Management Risks: Sources and Control Strategies Based on Dairy Farmer Focus Groups
Vera Bitsch (),
Getachew Abate Kassa,
Stephen B. Harsh and
Amin Mugera ()
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 2006, vol. 38, issue 1, 123-136
Human resource management in agriculture and associated risks are under-researched topics. To identify the sources of human resource management risks confronting dairy farms, gain insights into how dairy farmers perceive the impacts of these risks, and identify control strategies, four focus group discussions were held with dairy farm managers. Managers' perceptions served to develop a framework for the analysis of human resource management risks in agriculture and derive recommendations for reducing these risks. Results of this study have been used to tailor educational programs for farmers and suggest strategies for future research.
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