Agro-economic Research Methods and Market Research


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE   ECO0014 SEMESTER 8th
COURSE TITLE Agro-economic Research Methods and Market Research
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures 5 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS No
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://agro.duth.gr/en/courses/economics-of-pro…-products-food-2/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Students will be able to  :

(a) Understand the differences among various research designs and be capable of choosing the most appropriate design in order to achieve the goals of their research.

(c) Analyse the data selection process and elaborate qualitative and quantitative research methods.

(d) Understand the differences among various statistical techniques used in marketing and economics and be able to apply them.

General capabilities
  • Independent work (assignment)
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
  • Decision making, agroeconomic research and marketing research.
  • Content and role of the agroeconomic research and marketing research in managerial decision making – Agroeconomic and marketing research process.
  • Research design and implementation. Types of research.
  • Secondary sources of data – Methods of collecting secondary data – Internal and external sources of secondary data.
  • Primary data – Methods of collecting primary data (survey methods)
  • Census – Sampling procedure – Sampling methods
  • Sample size – Sample selection.
  • Qualitative research methods.
  • Quantitative research – Questionnaire design.
  • The concept of measurement and scaling – Measurement levels – Types of attitude rating scales.
  • Reliability – Validity.
  • Data encoding. Marketing research methods.
  • Case studies.

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE
  •  Power point, videos
  • eclass

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 26
Written Assignment 15
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

  Written exams at the end of the semester

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
·         Stathakopoulos V. Methods in Market Research. Stamouli Publications, 2011.

·         Daoutopoulos G. Methods in Social Research. Zigos Publications, 2005.

·         Siomkos G., Mavros D.A. Market Research. Stamouli Publications, 2008.

·         Saunders Μ., Lewis P., Thornhill A. Research Methods for Business and Economy. Editors: Tsoukatos E. Vrontis D. Disigma Publications, 2014.

Linear Programming


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ECO1008 SEMESTER 8TH
COURSE TITLE LINEAR PROGRAMMING
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and exercises  (3+2) 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL)

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon the completion of the course the students;

  • should become capable of implementing Simplex method on agro – economic problems
General capabilities
  • Analytical and Synthetical Thinking
  • Knowledge on Mathematics

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
The Linear Decision Model ,  What is Linear Programming? A Preview,  Types of Linear Problems, Transformation to a typical linear Programming problem, Core concepts (Feasible Area, Feasible Solution) Graphical Solution of Linear Programming Problem, Simplex Algorithm, Solution with Simplex, Duality.

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Power point

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Exercises 26
Individual study 60
   
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written exams at the end of the semester both on theory and exercises

Two tests are taken within the semester and the average of the grade of those tests is multiplied by 0,3 and is added to the grade of the final test. The precondition for the validity of this bonus is the grade of the final test to be equal or over three. 2. Assignments are delegated to the students that are graded with ranking 0-2. The grade of this assignment is added to the final grade of the semester The precondition for the validity of this bonus is the grade of the final test to be equal or over three

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
§  Koutroumanidis Th., Zafeiriou E., Malesios Ch., Applied Mathematics for Agriculture (in Greek)

§  M Loukakis Linear Programming

§  Paparrizos K. Linear Programming, Algorithms and Applications

 

 

 

Economics of agro-food processing business


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE   ECO0015 SEMESTER 8th
COURSE TITLE ECONOMICS OF AGRO-FOOD PROCESSING BUSINESS
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures 5 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS No
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://agro.duth.gr/en/courses/economics-of-processed-agricultural-products-food/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Students will be able to:

(a) Apprehend the principles and the structure of the agro-food industry.

(b) Understand the multidimensional role of processing enterprises in both national and global economy.

(c) Analyse topics related to the operation and management of agro-food processing industries.

(d) Understand the market structure and the related policies that affect agro-food processing enterprises.

General capabilities
  • Independent work (assignment)
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
  • Concept and significance of agro-food processing.
  • Role of agro-food processing
  • Basic economic principles of processed agricultural production.
  • Cost of processed agro-food products.
  • Feasibility study in the food industry.
  • Administration, management and finance of food processing industries.
  • Economies of scale – Market structure – Competition.
  • Game theory.
  • Raw materials supply.
  • Price and distribution policy of processed products.
  • Emerging companies. Horizontal and vertical integration.
  • Life cycle of agro-food products.
  • Case studies

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE
  • Power point, videos
  • e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures

Laboratory courses

39

26

Written assignment – Presentation 25
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

 Written exams at the end of the semester

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
Semos A. Processing of Agricultural Products – Economics, Organization, Food Production. Ziti Publications, 2010.

Agricultural Accounting and Estimation


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ECO0006 SEMESTER 8th
COURSE TITLE Agricultural Accounting and Estimation
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS No (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/program/ECO0006.shtml

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
After having completed this course the student is expected to be familiar and able to comprehend:

  • a set of financial statements at a basic level
  • key accounting and estimation concepts
  • accounting analysis of farms and accounting books
  • how profit is measured and assets are valued
  • the different approaches to costing and their implications
  • the difference between income and expenditure budgets and cash budgets
  • the principles of working capital management
General capabilities
  • Independent work
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
The course deals with issues related to the basic principles and knowledge of Agricultural Accounting and Estimation and discusses the following:

  1. • Basic concepts and definitions
  2. • Accounting methods in agriculture
  3. • Balance Sheets
  4. • Analysis and interpretation of agricultural accounts
  5. • Accounting for agricultural production
  6. • Accounting for agricultural holdings
  7. • Capitalization of expenses and calculation of the value of income
  8. • Rural property valuation methodologies
  9. • Assessment of the value of farm assets
  10. • Estimation of financial results using technical-economic indicators
  11. • Agricultural valuation methodologies
  12. • Agricultural property valuation methodologies
  13. • Assessment of the value of agricultural holdings

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Power point, videos

§  e-class

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 15
Written assignement 15
Independent study 56
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written exams at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses.

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
·       Μαρτίκα-Βακιρτζη, Δημητριάδου, “Λογιστική παρακολούθηση τύπων αγροτικών εκμεταλλεύσεων”, Εκδ. Γράφημα, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2007.

·       Κιτσοπανίδης, “Γεωργική Λογιστικήκαι Εκτιμητική” Εκδ. ΖΗΤΗ, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2007.