Optimal Structure of an Agribusiness Firm Considering the Economics or Major, Linked Components
American Journal of Agricultural Economics
An optimization model is used to evaluate the economics of various components of a large agribusiness. The benefits of using interger programming are contrasted to traditional linear programming analysis in conjunction with outside-the-model budgeting analysis.
Ward, R., B. McCarl, M. E. Rister, D. McCorkle, and C. Long. “Optimal Structure of an Agribusiness Firm Considering the Economics or Major, Linked Components.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 80(Proceedings 1998): 1204.