Scholars and Executives

AFBI Scholars are existing faculty members and researchers of the University of Saskatchewan who spend a large part of their research time studying issues that affect the future of the food & agribusiness sector, where appropriate leading/collaborating with a team of researchers. Their duties include the development and implementation of research into the innovation and commercialization of new value-added food and bioproducts. In addition, each AFBI Scholar teaches undergraduate students and is actively engaged in graduate student supervision. AFBI Executives provide input into establishing research objectives and as a conduit for dissemination of research results.

AFBI Scholars

NamePositionEmailTelephone
Bill BrownProfessor and Head of the departmentbill.brown@usask.ca(306) 966-4011
Bill Brown

Bill Brown

Bill Brown

Professor and Head of the department
Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics
Email: bill.brown@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-4011
Office: 3D34 - 51 Campus Drive

About Bill

Bill Brown is a Professor of Farm and Agribusiness Management, with the Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics Department of the University of Saskatchewan.  He is also a Scholar with the Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Saskatchewan. During Bill’s career he has published over 25 refereed articles in such journals as the Journal of the International Farm Management Association, The Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers,Agricultural Systems, Journal of Agribusiness, The International Food and Agribusiness Review, and the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics.   He has also produced numerous technical and outreach reports dealing with farm and agribusiness management issues. Professor Brown’s enjoys working with students and has taught numerous courses over the years in Farm Business Management and Farm and Agribusiness Planning at both the undergraduate level and at the MBA program at the Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan.  Bill has supervised undergraduate students, who work in groups of three to five, in the preparation and presentation of over 120 business plans for clients from throughout Saskatchewan and Western Canada.  Bill has invited the business community to submit their ideas for business plans and to share students’ expenses with the Agriculture Council of Saskatchewan.  Bill has also supervised or been on the research committees of over 30 graduate students at the MSc level.  Bill has had the opportunity to present at numerous conferences and outreach programs bringing forward agricultural issues throughout Saskatchewan, other parts of Canada, and the world.  He has been involved in agribusiness training and development projects in China, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Guatemala, Mongolia and Mexico. Professor Brown has also been a visiting professor at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi in San Luis Potosi, Mexico and University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland.  He holds a MSc. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Alberta and a BSA from the University of Manitoba.

Selected Publications

  • W.J. Brown, 2014. Editorial. Changes in the Structure of Agricultural Productionand Its Implications for Small Ranches and Farms. Revista Mexicana De Agronegocios, Sexta Epoca, Ano XVIII, Volumen 34 Enero – Junio 2014, 2 pp.
  • W J. Brown, 2013, Agriculture’s Role in Poverty Reduction. Revista Mexicana De Agronegocios, Sexta Epoca, Ano XVII, Volumen 32 Enero – Junio 2013, 13 pp.
  • A.Boaitey and W.J. Brown. 2011.Biofuels and the Feed Market-Perspectives from Western Canada. Journal of International Farm Management Association. Vol.5. Ed.4 - June 2011 ISSN 1816-2495 24 pp.
  • W J. Brown, and T. Allen, 2011, Problems in Agribusiness, Revista Mexicana De Agronegocios, Quinta Epoca, Ano XV. Volumen 29. Julio – Deciembre 2011, 12 pages.
  • W J. Brown, S. L. Hall, W. A. Kerr, E. Villegas Valladares, 2008, Carranco – A Vertically Integrated Dairy Company in the Central Plateau of Mexico, Journal of the International Farm Management Association, Volume 4, Edition 2, ISSN 1816-2495, 21 pages.
  • W.J. Brown, 2011, Problems with Farm Succession: The Case of Saskatchewan, Canada, Proceeding of the 18th Congress of the International Farm Management Association, Methven, New Zealand, March 22 -25, 2011.
  • W.J. Brown and M. Painter, 2009, Handling Risk in A Farm Business Plan, Proceeding of the 17th Congress of the International Farm Management Association, Bloomington, Illinois, July 19-26, 2009
  • W J. Brown, M. Painter, M. Ferguson, 2007, A Feasibility Study of Contract Feeding of Hogs, Proceeding of the 16th Congress of the International Farm Management Association, Cork, Ireland, July 7 – 12, ISBN 978-92-990038-5-5.
  • Byambatseren Dashnyam and William J. Brown, 2008, An Analysis Of Issues Related to Economies of Size in Saskatchewan Crop Farms, Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan January, 23 pages.
  • W. J. Brown, 2011. A Review of Farm Structure and Agriculture Policy in Canada and Comparisons to the EU. Annual Meeting of the Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland, November 24, Dublin, Ireland.

David NatcherAssociate Professor and Director, Indigenous Land Management Institutedavid.natcher@usask.ca(306) 966 8413
David Natcher

David Natcher

David Natcher

Associate Professor and Director, Indigenous Land Management Institute
Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics
Email: david.natcher@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966 8413
Office: 2D08

Selected Publications

  • Natcher, David C., Damian Castro and Larry Felt, 2015. Hunter Support Programs and the Northern Social Economy. In Chris Southcott (ed.), Northern Communities Working Together: The Social Economy of Canada's North. Toronto: University of Toronto Press: 189-203.
  • Council of Canadian Academies, 2014. Aboriginal Food Security in Northern Canada: An Assessment of the State of Knowledge, Ottawa, ON: 256 pages. Co-Author and Expert Panel Member on the State of Knowledge of Food Security in Northern Canada.
  • Walker, Ryan, Ted Jojola and David C. Natcher (eds.), 2013. Reclaiming Indigenous Planning. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 500p.
  • Natcher, David C., Mary Ellen Thomas and Neil Christopher (eds.), 2013. Unikkaaqatigiit: Arctic Weather and Climate Through the Eyes of Nunavut's Children. Toronto, ON: Inhabit Press.
  • Olfert, Rose and David C. Natcher, 2013. Social Capital and Place-Based Policy: Aboriginal Communities in Canada. In Kiyoshi Kobayashi and Hans Westlund (eds.), Social Capital and Rural Development in the Knowledge Society. Edward Elgat: 201-226.
  • Haalboom, Bethany and David C. Natcher, 2013. Considering the Impacts of Labels for Indigenous Community Planning in the Context of Arctic Climate Change. In Walker, Ryan, Ted Jojohla and David C. Natcher (eds.), Reclaiming Indigenous Planning. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press: 357-375.
  • Walker, Ryan, Ted Jojola and David C. Natcher, 2013. Preface. Reclaiming Indigenous Planning. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press: xvii-xxiv.
  • David C. Natcher, Larry Felt and Andrea Procter (eds.), 2012. Settlement, Subsistence and Change Among the Labrador Inuit. Winnipeg, Manitoba: University of Manitoba Press, 295p.
  • Stevenson, Marc G., and David C. Natcher (eds.), 2010. Planning for Co-Existence: Aboriginal Approaches to Land Use Planning in Canada. Edmonton, Alberta: Canadian Circumpolar Institute Press, 333p.
  • Andrea Procter, Larry Felt and Natcher, David C., 2012. Introduction. In David C. Natcher, Larry Felt and Andrea Procter (eds.), Settlement, Subsistence and Change Among the Labrador INuit Nunatsiavummiut. Winnipeg, Manitoba: University of Manitoba Press: 3-14.
  • Larry Felt and David C. Natcher, 2012. The More Things Change: Patterns of Wildfood Harvesting Among the Nunatsiavummiut of Labrador’s North Coast.” In David C. Natcher, Larry Felt and Andrea Procter (eds.), Settlement, Subsistence and Change Among the Labrador Inuit. Winnipeg, Manitoba: University of Manitoba Press: 139-170.
  • Natcher, David C., Larry Felt, Keith Chaulk, Andrea Procter, 2012. The Management and Harvest of Migratory Bird Eggs by Inuit Households in Nunatsiavut, Labrador. Environmental Management DOI 10.1007/s00267-012-9939-x.

David ZhangAssociate Professorzhang@edwards.usask.ca(306) 966-5920
David Zhang

David Zhang

David Zhang

Associate Professor
Management and Marketing, Edwards School of Business
Email: zhang@edwards.usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-5920
Office: Room 172, PotashCorp Centre, 25 Campus Drive

About David

David Zhang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing, Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan. His main research interests are in the areas of marketing strategy and social entrepreneurship. His current research projects include the investigation of marketing and management strategies employed by Saskatchewan farmers in a rapidly changing environment, and the development strategies for the rural and northern regions in Saskatchewan.

Selected Publications

  • Swanson, Lee, and David Di Zhang (2012, Forthcoming) “Perspectives on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development”, Management of Environmental Quality.
  • Swanson, Lee and David Di Zhang (2012) “Social Entrepreneurship” in Burger-Helmchen and Thierry (Eds) Entrepreneurship – Gender, Geography and Social Context, pp. 171-190. Published by INTECH, Rijeka, Croatia.
  • Swanson, Lee and David Di Zhang (2011) “Complexity theory and the social entrepreneurship zone,” Emergence: Complexity and Organization (Special Issue on Social Entrepreneurship) pp. 39-56.
  • Perepelkin, Jason and David Di Zhang (2011) “Exploring the personality of community pharmacies,” International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing, 5(3), pp. 175-193. Winner of Emerald Literati Network 2012 Awards for Excellence.
  • Zhang, David Di and Edward Bruning (2011) “The personal characteristic of entrepreneurs and their strategic orientations,” International Journal of Entrepreneurship Behaviour Research, 17 (1), pp. 82-103.
  • Zhang, David Di (2010) “Reaching the Facebook generation: Exploring the efficacies of Facebook advertising methods in developing brand awareness, attitude, and purchase intention,” i-manager’s Journal on Management. June/August Issue.
  • Sivaramakrishnan, Subramanian, Marjorie Delbaere, David Di Zhang, and Edward Bruning (2010), “Critical success factors and outcomes of market knowledge management: A conceptual model and empirical evidence”, International Journal of Knowledge Management, 6(3), pp. 1-21.
  • Swanson, Lee and David Di Zhang (2010) “The social entrepreneurship zone”, Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, 22 (2), pp. 71-88.
  • Zhang, David Di (2009) “Absorptive capacity and its mediating effects,” International Journal of Technology Marketing, 4(2/3), pp. 1-14.
  • Sivaramakrishnan, Subramanian, David Di Zhang, Marjorie Delbaere, and Edward Bruning (2008) “The relationship between employee commitment and market orientation,” Journal of Strategic Marketing. 16 (1), pp. 55-73.

Eric MicheelsAssistant Professoreric.micheels@usask.ca(306) 966-8411
Eric Micheels

Eric Micheels

Eric Micheels

Assistant Professor
Email: eric.micheels@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-8411

About Eric

Eric Micheels is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioresource Policy, Business & Economics, University of Saskatchewan. Eric holds an undergraduate degree in agribusiness (B.S.A) from University of Wisconsin. He received his M.S and Ph.D. in agricultural economics from University of Illinois. His research interests lie at the intersection of agribusiness management and agricultural finance.  Currently, Eric is interested in how dynamic capabilities affect managerial decision making and firm performance for agribusiness firms.

Selected Publications

Accepted

  • Micheels, E.T. and H.R. Gow. (2012) “The Effect of Alternative Market Orientation Strategies on Firm Performance: Customer versus Competitor Orientation.” International Journal of Marketing Studies. Forthcoming.

Published

  • Micheels, E.T. and H.R. Gow. (2011) “Market orientation and firm performance across value disciplines in the Illinois beef sector.” International Journal of Agricultural Management. 1 (2): 38-48.
  • Micheels, E.T. and H.R. Gow. (2011) “The Moderating Effects of Trust and Commitment on Market Orientation, Value Discipline Clarity, and Firm Performance.” Agribusiness: An International Journal. 27 (3): 360-378.
  • Blumthal, M., N.D. Paulson, E.T. Micheels and R. Farrell. (2010) “A Guatemalan Soycow Cooperative: Is the Whole Greater than the Sum of its Parts?” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. 13 (4): 157-172.
  • Micheels, E.T. and H.R. Gow. (2009) “Do Market Oriented Firms Demonstrate Clarity on Their Value Discipline? Evidence from Illinois Beef Producers” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. 12 (3): 127-152.
  • Micheels, E.T. and H.R. Gow. (2008) “Market Orientation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: An Empirical Examination of the Illinois Beef Industry” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. 11 (3): 31-56.
  • Micheels, E.T., and P.J. Barry. (2005) “How Midwestern Farmers Rate Risk Management Practices” Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. 68 (1): 1-7.

Hayley HesselnAssociate Professorhayley.hesseln@usask.ca(306) 966-8407
Hayley Hesseln

Hayley Hesseln

Hayley Hesseln

Associate Professor
Email: hayley.hesseln@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-8407

Selected Publications

  • Williamson, Tim, Hayley Hesseln and Mark Johnston. 2012. “Adaptive capacity deficits and adaptive capacity of economic systems in climate change vulnerability assessment”. Forest Policy and Economics, 15: 160-166.
  • Johnston, Mark, Tim Williamson, Harry Nelson, Laird Van Damme, Aynslie Ogden, and Hayley Hesseln. 2011. “Adaptive Capacity of Forest Management Systems on Publicly Owned Forest Landscapes in Canada”. In: J.D. Ford and L. Berrang-Ford (eds.), Climate Change Adaptation in Developed Nations: From Theory to Practice, Advances in Global Change Research. Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2011. 267-278 pp
  • Hesseln Hayley, Gregory Amacher, and Aaron Deskins. 2010. “Economic Analysis of Geospatial Technologies for Wildfire Suppression”. International Journal of Wildland Fire.
  • Kulshreshtha, Suren, Ken Van Rees, Hayley Hesseln, Mark Johnston, and John Kort. 2010. “Issues in Agroforestry Development on the Canadian Prairies”. NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 64 pp.
  • González-Cabán, Armando, John B. Loomis, Andrea Rodriguez and Hayley Hesseln. 2007. “A comparison of CVM survey response rates, protests and willingness-to-pay of Native Americans and general population for fuels reduction policies”, Journal of Forest Economics, 13(1): 49-71
  • Berry, Alison H., Geoffrey Donovan, and Hayley Hesseln. 2006. “The economic effects of the wildland-urban interface on Forest Service and BLM prescribed burning costs in the Pacific Northwest”. Western Journal of Applied Forestry, 21(2):72-78.

James NolanProfessor james.nolan@usask.ca(306) 966-8412
James Nolan

James Nolan

James Nolan

Professor
Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics
Email: james.nolan@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-8412
Office: 3D18 - 51 Campus Drive

About James

James has been with the Department since 1998. As well as being actively involved in transportation and agricultural policy issues at the federal and provincial level in Canada, James continues to publish in the field of transportation economics and policy, including studies of the trucking industry, airlines and freight rail. Currently, James is devoting much of his research effort to computational economic modeling as applied to agriculture and land use. Recently, he was part of a small social science research team awarded a CFI grant to construct a new experimental economics lab on campus that will open in the Fall of 2012. James is also a former co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics and is currently an associate member of the freight transportation committee for the Transportation Research Board in the U.S.

Selected Publications

  • Haghiri, M., S. Law and J. Nolan (2012) "Non-parametric Estimates of Technology Using Generalized Additive Models: The Case of Canadian Cable Television," International Journal of Economics and Finance, 4, 36-47.
  • Arsenault, A., J. Nolan, R. Schoney and D. Gilchrist (2012) “Outstanding in the Field: Evaluating Auction Markets for Farmland Using Multi-agent simulation”, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 15(1), http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/15/1/11.html).
  • Haghiri, M.,S. Law and J. Nolan (2011) “Evaluating the relative efficiency of cancer treatments in Nova Scotia using the patient as the unit of analysis”, Canadian Journal of Regional Science, 33, 163-176.
  • Nolan, J., P. Ritchie and J. Rowcroft (2010) “Productivity and de-regulation in the Canadian for-hire trucking industry, 1985-1996”, Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, 49, 39-52.
  • Freeman, T., J. Nolan and R. Schoney (2009) “An agent-based simulation of structural change in Canadian Prairie agriculture, 1960-2000”, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 57, 537-554.
  • Nolan, J. and J. Skotheim (2008) “Spatial competition and regulatory change in the grain handling and transportation system in western Canada”, Annals of Regional Science, 42, 929-944.
  • Barber, D., J. Hobbs and J. Nolan (2008) “Assessing producer stated preferences for identity preservation in the Canadian grain handling and transportation system”, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 56, 243-256.
  • Nolan, J., P. Ritchie and J. Rowcroft (2005) “Small market air service and regional policy”, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 39, 363-378.
  • Belcher, K., J. Nolan and P. Phillips (2005) “Genetically modified crops and agricultural landscapes: Spatial patterns of contamination”, Ecological Economics, 53, 387-401.
  • Carlson, L. and J. Nolan (2005) "Pricing access to rail infrastructure in Canada ", with L. Carlson (CWB), Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 22, 45-57.

Jill HobbsProfessorjill.hobbs@usask.ca(306) 966-2445
Jill Hobbs

Jill Hobbs

Jill Hobbs

Professor
Email: jill.hobbs@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-2445

Selected Publications

  • W.A. Kerr, H. Liu and J.E. Hobbs. 2012. “A Review of Chinese Food Safety Strategies Implemented After Several Food Safety Incidents Involving Export of Chinese Aquatic Products”. British Food Journal114(3):372-386
  • J.E. Hobbs. 2011. “Public and Private Standards for Food Safety and Quality: International Trade Implications”. Australian Farm Policy Journal 8(3):5-15
  • Uzea, A., J.E. Hobbs, and J. Zhang. 2011. “Activists and Animal Welfare: Quality Verifications in the Canadian Pork Sector”. Journal of Agricultural Economics 62(2): 281-304.
  • B.G. Innes, W.A. Kerr and J.E. Hobbs. 2011. “A Private-Public Strategy for International Marketing Through Collective Brands: Canada Brand Foods”. Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing 23: 72-87.
  • B.G. Innes and J.E. Hobbs. 2011. Does it Matter Who Verifies Production Derived Quality? Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 59(1):87-107.
  • W.A. Kerr and J.E. Hobbs. 2010. “Agricultural Trade and Food Safety”. In M. Gattinger and G. Hale (eds.), Borders and Bridges: Canada’s Policy Relations in North America. Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press.344-360
  • G.E. Isaac and J.E. Hobbs. 2009. “GM Food Regulations: Canadian Debates”. In A. Greenbaum, R. Pushchak and A. Wellington (eds.), Canadian Issues in Environmental Law and Policy. Concord, Ontario: Captus Press. 198-206 (Reprinted by permission from ISUMA-Canadian Journal of Policy Research, 2002 3(2):105-113)
  • A.M. Brocklebank, J.E. Hobbs and W.A. Kerr. 2008. “The North American Beef Industry in Transition: New Consumer Demands and Supply Chain Responses.” New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc, 182pp
  • K. Holtby, W.A. Kerr and J.E. Hobbs. 2007. International Environmental Liability and Barriers to Trade: Market Access and Biodiversity in the Biosafety Protocol Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 166 pp
  • Malla, S. And J.E. Hobbs. 2008. Valuing the Health Benefits of Trans-Fat Free Oil. In P.E. Koveos. Investment in a Global Economy: Its Environment, Finance, and Economics, ATINER: Athens ISBN 968-960-6672-36-1, 319pp

Ken BelcherProfessor ken.belcher@usask.ca(306) 966-4019
Ken Belcher

Ken Belcher

Ken Belcher

Professor
Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics
Email: ken.belcher@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-4019
Office: 3D22 - 51 Campus Drive

About Ken

Dr. Ken Belcher is a professor with a joint appointment in the department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics and the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He holds an undergraduate degree in agriculture (B.S.A), and a Masters in natural resource management (M.N.R.M) both from the University of Manitoba, and received his Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Saskatchewan. His research interests are in the area of environmental, resource and ecological economics and has primarily focused on the interactions between economic systems (primarily agricultural systems) and the environment. Recent research activities have examined environmental and agri-environmental policy, ecosystem services management and policy, natural capital, trade and the environment, climate change and agricultural sustainability. Belcher also teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in the areas of environmental and natural resource policy, resource and ecological economics and also teaches the natural resource management class in the Indigenous Peoples Resource Management Program. Belcher is the 2011 recipient of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Teaching Award.

Selected Publications

  • Richards, G., B. Noble and K. Belcher. 2012. Barriers to renewable energy development: A case study of large-scale wind energy in Saskatchewan, Canada. Energy Policy.42:691-698.
  • Yu, J. and K. Belcher. 2011. An economic analysis of landowners’ willingness to adopt wetland and riparian conservation management. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 59:207-222.
  • Smyth, S.J., M. Gusta, K. Belcher, P.W.B. Phillips and D. Castle. 2011. Environmental impacts from herbicide tolerant canola production in western Canada. Agricultural Systems. 104:403-410.
  • Neuman, A.D. and K.W. Belcher. 2011. The contribution of carbon-based payments to wetland conservation compensation on agricultural landscapes. Agricultural Systems. 104(1):75-81.
  • Khakbazan, M., C. Hamilton, A. Moulin, K. Belcher, R. Mohr, K. Volkmar, and D. Tomasiewicz. 2009. Modeling economic and agro- environmental dynamics of potato production systems. Journal of Bioeconomics. 11:65-93.
  • Warren, J., C. Lawson, and K.W. Belcher. 2008. The Agri-Environment. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, UK.
  • Belcher, K.W., A. Germann and J. Schmutz. 2007. Beef with environmental and quality attributes: preferences of environmental group and the general population consumers in Saskatchewan, Canada. Agriculture and Human Values. 24:333-342.
  • Farnese, P.L. and K.W. Belcher. 2006. Wetlands in agricultural landscapes: a legal and policy context. Law Science and Policy. 3(1): 33-58.
  • Samarawickrema, A.K. and K.W. Belcher. 2005. Net greenhouse gas emissions and the economics of annual crop management systems. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 53:385-401.
  • Belcher, K.W. and J. Schmutz. 2005. Management of the prairie landscape through strategic consumer-producer co-operatives. Prairie Forum. 30(1):55-72.
  • Belcher, K.W., J. Nolan and P.W.B. Phillips. 2005. Genetically modified crops and agricultural landscapes: spatial patterns of contamination. Ecological Economics. 53:387-401.
  • Belcher, K.W., M.M. Boehm, and M.E. Fulton. 2004. Agroecosystem sustainability: A system simulation model approach. Agricultural Systems. 79:225-241.
  • Belcher, K.W, M.M. Boehm and M. Fulton. 2003. An agroecosystem scale evaluation of the sustainability implications of carbon tax and carbon credit policies. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. 22(2): 75-97.
  • Belcher, K.W, A.L. Hobbs, and W.A. Kerr. 2003. The WTO and environmental sustainability: is there a conflict? International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development. 2(1):2-18.

Lana AwadaProfessional Research Associatelana.awada@usask.ca(306) 966 4037
Lana Awada

Lana Awada

Lana Awada

Professional Research Associate
Email: lana.awada@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966 4037


Murray FultonProfessormurray.fulton@usask.ca(306) 966-8507
Murray Fulton

Murray Fulton

Murray Fulton

Professor
Email: murray.fulton@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-8507

Selected Publications

  • L. Lamprinakis and M.E. Fulton. 2011. “Does acquisition of a cooperative generate profits for the buyer? The Dairyworld Case”. Agricultural Economics. 42: 89 –100.
  • A. Yiannaka and M.E. Fulton. 2011. “Getting Away with Robbery? Patenting Behavior with the Threat of Infringement”. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. 20 (2): 625–648.
  • M.E. Fulton and K. Larson. 2009. “Overconfidence and Hubris: The Demise of Agricultural Co -operatives in Western Canada”. Journal of Rural Cooperation 37(2): 166 –200.
  • M.E. Fulton and J. Vercammen. 2009. “Optimal Two-Part Pricing in a Carbon Offset Market: A Comparison of Organizational Types". Southern Journal of Economics. 76(2): 513- 532.
  • P. Bontems and M. Fulton. 2009. “Organizational Structure, Redistribution and the Endogeneity of Cost: Cooperatives, Investor- Owned Firms and the Cost of Procurement”. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 72(1): 322- 343.
  • M. Cule and M. Fulton. 2009. “Business culture and tax evasion: Why corruption and the unofficial economy can persist”. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 72(3): 811-822.
  • M.E. Fulton and K. A. Larson. 2009. “The Restructuring of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool: Overconfidence and Agency”. Journal of Cooperatives Special Issue. 23:1-19.

Peter SladeAssistant Professorpeter.slade@usask.ca(306) 966 4038
Peter Slade

Peter Slade

Peter Slade

Assistant Professor
Email: peter.slade@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966 4038

About Peter

Peter Slade joined the Department of BPBE on July 1, 2015 as the Canadian Canola Growers Chair in Agricultural Policy. Originally from Newfoundland, Peter completed his MSc and PhD at the University of Guelph.  Peter's current research lies at the intersection of agricultural markets and agricultural policy.


Richard GrayProfessorrichard.gray@usask.ca(306) 966-4026
Richard Gray

Richard Gray

Richard Gray

Professor
Email: richard.gray@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-4026

Selected Publications

  • Bakhshi, S. and Gray, R. S. 2012. "Acreage Response to Whole Farm Income Stabilisation Programmes" Journal of Agricultural Economics, 63: 385–407.
  • Galushko, V., R.S. Gray and E. Oikonomou. 2012. “Operating in an Intellectual Property World: Knowledge Sharing among Plant Breeders in Canada” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 60(3): 295–316.
  • Julian M. Alston, Richard S. Gray and Katarzyna Bolek. 2012. ”Farmer-Funded R&D: Institutional Innovations for Enhancing Agricultural Research Investments” CAIRN Working Paper, 69p. (http://words.usask.ca/cgpc/working-papers/)
  • Gray, R. S. and S. Malla. 2011. “Managing Public IP with Downstream Inter-firm Research Spillovers.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 59(4):475-491.
  • OECD. 2011. (S. Kimura, C. Moreddu R.S. Gray) "Fostering Productivity and Competitiveness in Agriculture", OECD Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264166820-en
  • Mohammad Khaledi, Simon Weseen. Erin Sawyer, R.S. Gray. 2010. “Factors Influencing Partial and Complete Adoption of Organic Farming”, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 58: 1: 37-56
  • Smyth, S. J. and R. Gray. 2010. “Intellectual Property Sharing Agreements in Gene Technology: Implications for Research and Commercialization”. International Journal of Intellectual Property Management 4: 3: 179-190.
  • Galushko, V., R. Gray and S. J. Smyth. 2010. "Resolving FTO Barriers in GM Canola". AgBioForum 13: 4: 360-369.
  • Gray, R.S. 2010. "It All Makes Cents: the Economics of Conservation Tillage Landscapes Transformed: The History of Conservation Tillage and Direct Seeding" /Wayne Lindwall and Bernie Sonntag, editors. ISBN 978-0-9812843-1-6
  • Terrence S. Veeman and Richard Gray. 2010. “The Shifting Patterns of Agricultural Production and Productivity in Canada” Chapter 6 of J.M. Alston, B. Babcock, and P.G. Pardey (eds.) Shifting Patterns of Agricultural Production and Productivity Worldwide. CARD-MATRIC Electronic Book. Ames, IA: Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, May 2010.

Richard SchoneyProfessor Emeritusdick.schoney@usask.ca
Richard Schoney

Richard Schoney

Richard Schoney

Professor Emeritus
Email: dick.schoney@usask.ca


Stuart SmythAssistant Professorstuart.smyth@usask.ca(306) 966-2929
Stuart Smyth

Stuart Smyth

Stuart Smyth

Assistant Professor
Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics
Email: stuart.smyth@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-2929
Office: 3D68 - 51 Campus Drive

About Stuart

Dr. Stuart Smyth’s research focuses on innovation and agriculture and the resulting impacts. He was part of a group of academics that received $5.4 million in funding over 5 years in 2009 from Genome Canada to examine the genomic, economic, environmental, ethical, legal and social (GE³LS) issues pertaining to bioproducts and biofuels. Recent publications in 2014 include: co-editor with Peter Phillips (U Sask) and David Castle (U Victoria) of the Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development, a 51 chapter book published by Edward Elgar and co-editor with Jose Falck-Zepeda (IFPRI) and Karinne Ludlow (Monash U, Melbourne, Aust.) of Socio-Economic Considerations in Biotechnology Regulation, published by Springer.

Selected Publications

  • Smyth, S. J., P. W. B. Phillips and D. Castle. 2014. (Eds.) Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
  • Ludlow, K., S. J. Smyth and J. Falck-Zepeda (eds.). 2014. Socio-Economic Considerations in Biotechnology Regulations. New York: Springer Publishers.
  • Hobbs, J. E., W. A. Kerr and S. J. Smyth. 2014. The Perils of Zero Tolerance: Technology Management, Supply Chains and Thwarted Globalisation. International Journal of Technology and Globalisation 7: 3: 203-216
  • Holguin-Pando, N. C., S. J. Smyth and P. W. B. Phillips. 2014. Technology Transfer in Transitional Economies: The Case of Mexico. International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management 14: 2: 111-132.
  • Smyth, S. J., J. McDonald and J. Falck-Zepeda. 2014. Investment, Regulation and Uncertainty: Managing new plant breeding techniques. GM Crops and Food: Biotechnology in Agriculture and the Food Chain 5: 1: 1-14.
  • Hobbs, J. E., W. A. Kerr and S. J. Smyth. 2013. How Low Can You Go? The Consequences of Zero Tolerance. AgBioForum 16: 3: 207-221.
  • Lubieniechi, S. and S. J. Smyth. 2013. Economic and Regulatory Barriers to Biofuel Growth in Canada. Energy Politics Journal 30: Fall: 3-50.
  • Falck-Zepeda, J. J. Wesseler and S. J. Smyth. 2013. The Current Status of the Debate on Socio-economic Regulatory Assessments: Positions and Policies in Canada, the USA, the EU and Developing Countries. World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development 10: 4: 203-227.
  • Smyth, S. J., W. A. Kerr and P. W. B. Phillips. 2013. Managing Trade in Products of Biotechnology-Which Alternative to Choose: Science or Politics? AgBioForum 16: 2: 126-139.
  • Smyth, S. J., S. McPhee-Knowles, A. Baker and P. W. B. Phillips. 2013. Developing a Patent Landscape Methodology. Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property 3: 3: 251-266.
  • Smyth, S. J. and J. Falck-Zepeda. 2013. Socio-economic Considerations andInternational Trade Agreements. The Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 14: 1: 18-38.
  • Smyth, S. J., W. A. Kerr and P. W. B. Phillips. 2013. Accelerating Adoption of GM Crops Through a Trade Liability Regime. Plant Biotechnology Journal 11: 527-534.
  • Williams, A., S. J. Smyth and W. A. Kerr. 2013. Industrial Biotechnology for Developing Countries: The Case for Genetically Modified Biofuels in Kenya. African Journal of Biotechnology 12: 15: 1722-1731.

Suren KulshreshthaProfessorsuren.kulshreshtha@usask.ca(306) 966-4014
Suren Kulshreshtha

Suren Kulshreshtha

Suren Kulshreshtha

Professor
Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics
Email: suren.kulshreshtha@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-4014
Office: 3D12 - 51 Campus Drive

About Suren

Suren Kulshreshtha is currently a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, a position he has held for the past 44 years. He received his first degrees from Agra University, India, and Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Manitoba.  His major areas of research include climate change, greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, irrigation and related water resource economics, and drought impact assessments. He teaches quantitative methods,  including econometrics. He has also participated in several overseas projects through the Canadian International Development Agency, and through the United Nations Environmental Program.

Selected Publications

  • P. Sheelanere and S. Kulshreshtha. 2012. “Rural Development and Sustainable Agriculture in India”. Pp. 68-96. In Dhanraj Patil and Amar Dhere (eds.). Changing Facets of Rural Transformation in India – An Approach Towards Indian Rurality. Saarbrṻcken, Deutschland: LAP Lambert Academic Publishers.
  • V. Wittrock, S. Kulshreshtha and E. Wheaton. 2011. Bio-Physical and Socio-Economic Vulnerabilities of Selected Communities in the South Saskatchewan River Basin Facing Droughts. Pp. 267- 297. In D. F. Neves and J. D. Sanz (eds.) Droughts: New Research. New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc.
  • S. Kulshreshtha, B. McConkey, T. Liu, J. Dyer, X. Vergé and R. Desjardins. 2011. Biobased Economy – Sustainable Use of Agricultural Resources. Pp. 137-160. In M. A. des Santos Bernardes (ed.). Environmental Impact of Biofuels. Rejeka, Croatia: InTech Publishers.
  • S. N. Kulshreshtha, E. Wheaton and V. Wittrock. 2011. Natural Hazards and First Nations Community Setting: Challenges for Adaptation. Pp. 277- 288. In C.A. Brebia and S. S. Zubir (eds.). Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards III. Boston: WIT Press.
  • S. Kulshreshtha and C. Klemmer. 2011. Environmental and Economic Evaluation of Conventional and Organic Production Systems in the Canadian Prairie Provinces. Pp. 55-68. In V. Popov and C. A. Brebbia (eds.). Food and Environment: The Quest for a Sustainable Future. Ashurst, UK: WIT Press.
  • M. Ghorbani, S. Kulshreshtha and A. Firozzarea. 2011. A Choice Experiment to the Valuation of Air Pollution in Mashhad, Iran. Pp. 33-46. In C. A. Brebbia, M. Eglite, I. Knets, R. Miftahof and V. Popov (eds.) Environmental Health and Biomedicine. Ashurst, UK: WIT Press.
  • J. Dyer, X. Vergé, S. Kulshreshtha, R. Desjardins and B. McConkey. 2011. Residual Crop Areas and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Food and Fodder Crops that were not used in Canadian Livestock Production in 2001. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. 35:780–803.
  • S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2011. Climate Change, Prairie Agriculture, and Prairie Economy: The New Normal. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 59(1): 19-44.
  • V. Witrock, S. Kulshreshtha and E. Wheaton. 2011. Canadian Prairie Rural Communities: Their Vulnerabilities and Adaptive capacities to Drought. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies to Global Climate Change. 16(3): 267-290.
  • S. Kulshreshtha, J. Dyer and B. McConkey. 2010. Dryland Crop Production and greenhouse Gas Emissions in Canada: A Regional Comparison. Pp. 25-36. In V. Popov and C. A. Brebbia (eds.). Food and Environment: The Quest for a Sustainable Future. Ashurst, UK: WIT Press.
  • S. N. Kulshreshtha, K. Van Rees, H. Hesseln, M. Johnston and J. Kort. 2010. Agroforestry Development on the Canadian Prairies. New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc. 64 pp.
  • D. Sauchyn, P. Diaz and S. Kulshreshtha (eds.). 2010. The New Normal: The Canadian Prairies in a Changing Climate. Regina: Canadian Plains Research Center.
  • S.N. Kulshreshtha, Ken van Rees, Hayley Hesseln, Mark Johnston, and John Kort. 2010. Agroforestry Development on the Canadian Prairies. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Publishers.
  • K. K. Klein, S. N. Kulshreshtha, M. K. Ali and R. Bewer. Improving Water Use Efficiency in Southern Alberta Irrigated Agriculture: Choice of Criterion. Pp. 203-214. In C. A. Brebbia, A. M. Marinov and H. Bjornlund. 2010. Sustainable Irrigation Management, Technologies and Policies III. Boston: WIT Press.
  • P. Diaz, S.N. Kulshreshtha, Brett Matlock, Elaine Wheaton, and Virginia Wittrock. 2009. Community Case studies of Vulnerability to Climate Change: Cabri and Stewart Valley, Saskatchewan. In G.P. Marchildon (ed.), A Dry Oasis: Institutional Adaptation to Climate Change on the Canadian Prairies. Regina: The Canadian Plains Research Center.
  • S. N. Kulshreshtha and J. Kort. 2009. External economic benefits and social goods from prairie shelterbelts. Agroforestry Systems. 75: 39-47.
  • D. Sauchyn and S. Kulshreshtha. 2008. The Prairies. In D. Lemmen, F. Warren, E. Bush and J. Lacroix (eds.). From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate 2007. Ottawa: Government of Canada (Natural Resources Canada).
  • R. Conant, F. Garcia-Oliva, H. Janzen, V. Jaramillo, D. Johnson, S.N. Kulshreshtha and K. Paustian. 2007. Agricultural Lands, grasslands, shrublands and arid lands. In A. King and L. Dilling (eds.). The North American Carbon Budget and Implications for the Global Carbon Cycle. The First State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR). Report by the U. S. Climate Change Science Program and the Sub-Committee on Global Change Research. U.S.A. pp. 107-116
  • S. N. Kulshreshtha, E. Knopf, J. Kort and J. Grimard. 2005. The Canadian Shelterbelt Program: Economic Valuation of Benefits. Pp. 347-362. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Evaluating Agri-Environmental Policies: Design, Practice and Results. Paris.
  • E. Wheaton, S. Kulshreshtha and V. Wittrock (eds.), 2005. Canadian Droughts of 2001 and 2002: Climatology, Impacts and Adaptations. SRC Publication No. 11602-1E03. Saskatoon: Saskatchewan Research Council.
  • S. N. Kulshreshtha, 2004. Agricultural Practices as Barriers to Sustainability. Chapter. 5.18.4.1, in Theme 5.1: Public Policy in Food and Agriculture Food Security: World Food Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems. UNESCO. Accessed at http://greenplanet.eolss.net/EolssLogin/default.htm. 24 pp.

William KerrProfessorwilliam.kerr@usask.ca(306) 966-4022
William Kerr

William Kerr

William Kerr

Professor
Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics
Email: william.kerr@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-4022
Office: 3D20 - 51 Campus Drive

About William

William A. Kerr is currently  a University Distinguished Chair at the University of Saskatchewan. From 1999 to 2010 he was the Van Vliet Chair Professor at the University of Saskatchewan. He was at the University of Calgary from 1980 to 1999 and Professor of Economics from 1989. He has a BA in International Relations from UBC, an MA in Economics (Trade and Development) from Simon Fraser University and a PhD in Economics and Agricultural Economics from UBC. The focus of his research has been on international trade and international commercial policy. He has provided advice on trade policy negotiating strategies for the WTO, NAFTA, and other regional trade associations. He has worked on trade disputes between the EU and Canada and the US and Canada. He has been a consultant for the World Bank, The InterAmerican Development Bank, the EU, the British government, the Federal and a number of Provincial governments in Canada as well as private sector companies and organizations. He has international experience in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Poland, Slovakia, New Zealand, China, the Philippines, Mexico, Japan, Russia, the US and a number of other countries. He has over 300 academic publications including 20 books. Recent titles include: the reference work Handbook on International Trade Policy; Conflict Chaos and Confusion – The Crisis in the International Trading System and; Economic Development Through Regional Trade. He is a former editor of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics and the current editor of The Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society.

Selected Publications

  • C. Viju, and W.A. Kerr, 2011, Protectionism and Global Recession: Has the Link Been Broken?, Journal of World Trade, 45 (3), 605-628.
  • S.J. Smyth, W.A. Kerr and P.W.B. Phillips, 2011, Recent Trends in the Scientific Basis of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Trade Rules and Their Potential Impact on Investment, Journal of World Investment and Trade, 12, (1), 5-26.
  • W.A. Kerr, 2011, The Preference for New Preferential Trade Agreements: Does it Lead to a Good Use of Scarce Resources?, Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, 12, (1), 1-11.
  • B.G. Innes, W.A. Kerr and J.E. Hobbs, 2011, A Private-Public Strategy for International Marketing Through Collective Brands: Canada Brand Foods, Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing, 23 (1), 72-87.
  • J.D. Gaisford, W.A. Kerr, P.W.B. Phillips and C. Ryan, 2010, Canadian Agricultural Biotechnology Clusters: Innovation and Performance, in Z. Chen and M. Duhamel (eds.) Industrial Organization in Canada – Empirical Evidence and Policy Challenges, 284-335, Montreal, McGill-Queens University Press.
  • W.A. Kerr and J.E. Hobbs, 2010, Agricultural Trade and Food Safety, in G. Hale and M. Gattinger (eds.) Borders and Bridges – Canada’s Policy Relations in North America, 344-360, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
  • W.A. Kerr, 2010, Conflict, Chaos and Confusion – The Crisis in the International Trading System, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 196pp.
  • S. Khorana, N. Perdikis, M.T. Yeung and W.A. Kerr, 2010. Bilateral Trade Agreements in the Era of Globalization, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 214pp.
  • D. Giovannucci, T. Josling, W.A. Kerr, B. O’Connor and M.T. Yeung, 2009. Guide to Geographical Indications – Linking Products and Their Origins, Geneva, International Trade Centre, Geneva, 207pp.
  • A.M. Brocklebank, J.E. Hobbs and W.A. Kerr, 2008, The North American Beef Industry in Transition: New Consumer Demands and Supply Chain Responses, New York, Nova Science Publishers, 179pp.
  • J.D. Gaisford, V. Mayevsky and W.A. Kerr (eds.), 2007, Revitalizing Russian Industry, New York, Nova Science Publishers, 256pp.
  • W.A. Kerr and J.D. Gaisford (eds.), 2007. Handbook on International Trade Policy, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 543pp.


AFBI Executives

NamePositionEmailTelephone
Bill BrownProfessor and Head of the departmentbill.brown@usask.ca(306) 966-4011
Bill Brown

Bill Brown

Bill Brown

Professor and Head of the department
Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics
Email: bill.brown@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-4011
Office: 3D34 - 51 Campus Drive

About Bill

Bill Brown is a Professor of Farm and Agribusiness Management, with the Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics Department of the University of Saskatchewan.  He is also a Scholar with the Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Saskatchewan. During Bill’s career he has published over 25 refereed articles in such journals as the Journal of the International Farm Management Association, The Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers,Agricultural Systems, Journal of Agribusiness, The International Food and Agribusiness Review, and the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics.   He has also produced numerous technical and outreach reports dealing with farm and agribusiness management issues. Professor Brown’s enjoys working with students and has taught numerous courses over the years in Farm Business Management and Farm and Agribusiness Planning at both the undergraduate level and at the MBA program at the Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan.  Bill has supervised undergraduate students, who work in groups of three to five, in the preparation and presentation of over 120 business plans for clients from throughout Saskatchewan and Western Canada.  Bill has invited the business community to submit their ideas for business plans and to share students’ expenses with the Agriculture Council of Saskatchewan.  Bill has also supervised or been on the research committees of over 30 graduate students at the MSc level.  Bill has had the opportunity to present at numerous conferences and outreach programs bringing forward agricultural issues throughout Saskatchewan, other parts of Canada, and the world.  He has been involved in agribusiness training and development projects in China, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Guatemala, Mongolia and Mexico. Professor Brown has also been a visiting professor at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi in San Luis Potosi, Mexico and University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland.  He holds a MSc. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Alberta and a BSA from the University of Manitoba.

Selected Publications

  • W.J. Brown, 2014. Editorial. Changes in the Structure of Agricultural Productionand Its Implications for Small Ranches and Farms. Revista Mexicana De Agronegocios, Sexta Epoca, Ano XVIII, Volumen 34 Enero – Junio 2014, 2 pp.
  • W J. Brown, 2013, Agriculture’s Role in Poverty Reduction. Revista Mexicana De Agronegocios, Sexta Epoca, Ano XVII, Volumen 32 Enero – Junio 2013, 13 pp.
  • A.Boaitey and W.J. Brown. 2011.Biofuels and the Feed Market-Perspectives from Western Canada. Journal of International Farm Management Association. Vol.5. Ed.4 - June 2011 ISSN 1816-2495 24 pp.
  • W J. Brown, and T. Allen, 2011, Problems in Agribusiness, Revista Mexicana De Agronegocios, Quinta Epoca, Ano XV. Volumen 29. Julio – Deciembre 2011, 12 pages.
  • W J. Brown, S. L. Hall, W. A. Kerr, E. Villegas Valladares, 2008, Carranco – A Vertically Integrated Dairy Company in the Central Plateau of Mexico, Journal of the International Farm Management Association, Volume 4, Edition 2, ISSN 1816-2495, 21 pages.
  • W.J. Brown, 2011, Problems with Farm Succession: The Case of Saskatchewan, Canada, Proceeding of the 18th Congress of the International Farm Management Association, Methven, New Zealand, March 22 -25, 2011.
  • W.J. Brown and M. Painter, 2009, Handling Risk in A Farm Business Plan, Proceeding of the 17th Congress of the International Farm Management Association, Bloomington, Illinois, July 19-26, 2009
  • W J. Brown, M. Painter, M. Ferguson, 2007, A Feasibility Study of Contract Feeding of Hogs, Proceeding of the 16th Congress of the International Farm Management Association, Cork, Ireland, July 7 – 12, ISBN 978-92-990038-5-5.
  • Byambatseren Dashnyam and William J. Brown, 2008, An Analysis Of Issues Related to Economies of Size in Saskatchewan Crop Farms, Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan January, 23 pages.
  • W. J. Brown, 2011. A Review of Farm Structure and Agriculture Policy in Canada and Comparisons to the EU. Annual Meeting of the Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland, November 24, Dublin, Ireland.

David ZhangAssociate Professorzhang@edwards.usask.ca(306) 966-5920
David Zhang

David Zhang

David Zhang

Associate Professor
Management and Marketing, Edwards School of Business
Email: zhang@edwards.usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-5920
Office: Room 172, PotashCorp Centre, 25 Campus Drive

About David

David Zhang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing, Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan. His main research interests are in the areas of marketing strategy and social entrepreneurship. His current research projects include the investigation of marketing and management strategies employed by Saskatchewan farmers in a rapidly changing environment, and the development strategies for the rural and northern regions in Saskatchewan.

Selected Publications

  • Swanson, Lee, and David Di Zhang (2012, Forthcoming) “Perspectives on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development”, Management of Environmental Quality.
  • Swanson, Lee and David Di Zhang (2012) “Social Entrepreneurship” in Burger-Helmchen and Thierry (Eds) Entrepreneurship – Gender, Geography and Social Context, pp. 171-190. Published by INTECH, Rijeka, Croatia.
  • Swanson, Lee and David Di Zhang (2011) “Complexity theory and the social entrepreneurship zone,” Emergence: Complexity and Organization (Special Issue on Social Entrepreneurship) pp. 39-56.
  • Perepelkin, Jason and David Di Zhang (2011) “Exploring the personality of community pharmacies,” International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing, 5(3), pp. 175-193. Winner of Emerald Literati Network 2012 Awards for Excellence.
  • Zhang, David Di and Edward Bruning (2011) “The personal characteristic of entrepreneurs and their strategic orientations,” International Journal of Entrepreneurship Behaviour Research, 17 (1), pp. 82-103.
  • Zhang, David Di (2010) “Reaching the Facebook generation: Exploring the efficacies of Facebook advertising methods in developing brand awareness, attitude, and purchase intention,” i-manager’s Journal on Management. June/August Issue.
  • Sivaramakrishnan, Subramanian, Marjorie Delbaere, David Di Zhang, and Edward Bruning (2010), “Critical success factors and outcomes of market knowledge management: A conceptual model and empirical evidence”, International Journal of Knowledge Management, 6(3), pp. 1-21.
  • Swanson, Lee and David Di Zhang (2010) “The social entrepreneurship zone”, Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, 22 (2), pp. 71-88.
  • Zhang, David Di (2009) “Absorptive capacity and its mediating effects,” International Journal of Technology Marketing, 4(2/3), pp. 1-14.
  • Sivaramakrishnan, Subramanian, David Di Zhang, Marjorie Delbaere, and Edward Bruning (2008) “The relationship between employee commitment and market orientation,” Journal of Strategic Marketing. 16 (1), pp. 55-73.

Jonathan GreuelExecutive Director, Policy Branchjonathan.greuel2@gov.sk.ca(306) 787-5834

Jonathan Greuel

Executive Director, Policy Branch
Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
Email: jonathan.greuel2@gov.sk.ca
Phone: (306) 787-5834