Revisiting the History of Agribusiness

  title={Revisiting the History of Agribusiness},
  author={Shane Hamilton},
  journal={Business History Review},
  pages={541 - 545}
Nearly sixty years have passed since the publication of A Concept of Agribusiness by John H. Davis and Ray A. Goldberg. The book, which circulated widely among agricultural policymakers, business leaders, and academic economists, cemented the neologism “agribusiness” in the English lexicon. By opening up a new discourse for understanding the political economy of agriculture, Davis and Goldberg introduced a potentially revolutionary strategy for exploring the workings of a food and fiber economy… Expand
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