Research and development in agriculture is a very relevant topic in today’s society, especially given the evolution of land ownership structures and resources exploitation. These transformations have paved the way for new approaches in the allocation and management of agricultural systems. Agricultural Management Strategies in a Changing Economy brings together emergent research and best practices in the area of agricultural management, policy, and structures. Highlighting theoretical concepts and empirical research, this book will be an all-encompassing reference source for professionals, researchers, academicians, practitioners, and students in the field of agricultural economics and sustainable development, as well as in related disciplines. The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: Common Agricultural Policy Consumption Patterns Entrepreneurship Green Economy Irrigation Management Marketing Strategies Sustainable Development
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Editors Popescu and Jean-Vasile present students, instructors, researchers, policymakers, and professionals working in a wide-variety of contexts with a collection of contemporary research and information regarding best practices in agriculture management, structures, and policy. The seventeen contributions that make up the main body of the text are devoted to a wide variety of related subjects, including changing consumption patterns in the green economy, combining organic agriculture and recreation, the green economy and sustainable development, and others."" - ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)
Author BiographyGabriel Popescu is the Director Department of Agro-Food and Environmental Economics, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania, and PhD mentor. He has a wide experience as a trainer, project manager, research team leader in national/international programs, as: Project manager for "Support Services in Agriculture" with World Bank/Academy of Economic Studies; Assistance for the SME during 2002-2003, with the World Bank and County Agency for Employment Giurgiu; Research team leader within "Creating Support Cooperation between the University Business Incubator Giurgiu and University Business Incubator Ruse," 2004-2005, Ministry of European Integration; Research team leader within "Promote Regional Convergence: The Enhancement of Scientific Networks in Rural Development," Ministry of Education and Research/Agricultural Economics Research Institute of the Romanian Academy, partner - Centre for Research, Analysis, and Regional Policy, Academy of Economic Studies, 2006-2008; and Project Manager for National Partner I within "Programs Postdoctoral Research at the Forefront of Excellence in the IST and Developing Products and Processes," 2007-2013, with National Research Institute - Development for Textile and Leather. During March-May 2012, he was Advisor of State in the Prime Minister working staff for Economic Affairs, Government of Romania, and from 2010-present is Director, Postdoctoral School "Knowledge Transfer Economy in Environment and Sustainable Development." Gabriel Popescu is the Associate Editor, International Journal of Sustainable Economies Management (USA), 2008-present; he is Expert ARACIS, quality assessment in higher education, teaching and research in higher education, and since 2009, is national expert in the panel of world experts of the highest level, nominated by HLPE/CFS, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. He has earned few awards: Nicholas Georgescu Roegen Diploma for scientific research activities in national or international projects, Academy of Economic Studies, April 2005; Diploma for substantial personal contribution to the establishment of BRIE, as a unique format of cross-border cooperation in South-Eastern Europe, from the University Anghel Kanchev Ruse, Bulgaria, May 9, 2003; Diploma of excellence for professional and scientific activity and prodigious contributions to the affirmation of the economic school from the Academy of Economic Studies, March 2003; Diploma of Honor, Academy of Economic Studies, March 2003; Awards for outstanding work in the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies 1977, 1978. His scientific activity includes 51 research projects, 120 studies and articles, and 17 books, treatises, and manuals. Andrei Jean-Vasile, PhD, is an assistant at Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Department of Business Administration. He holds a PhD in Economics and currently is a postdoctoral researcher in Economics at the National Institute of Economics Research - Romanian Academy of Sciences. He holds a BA degree in Administrative Sciences (2005) and in Banks and Finances (2007) from the Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti. He has a MA degree in Economics, Administrative, and Business Management (2007) earned at the same university. Jean Andrei is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Sustainable Economies Management (USA), Associate Editor of Economics of Agriculture (Ekonomika poljoprivrede) published by Institute of Agricultural Economics (Serbia), and a scientific reviewer for International Business Information Management Association Conferences - IBIMA. He is also a member of scientific organizations: European Association of Agricultural Economists (December 2008), The Balkan Scientific Association of Agrarian Economists, Serbia (December 2008), and General Assembly of the Romanian Economists (March 2010). Issues like business investments process, economic efficiency, and valuing economic and human potential are among his research and scientific interests, where he has published articles (over 20), scientific books (4), and numerous conferences presentations.