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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1968. Department of Agricultural Economics.


Copyright 1968, the author. Used by permission.


The research problem for this study is the development of a model for the analysis of economic growth for a farm firm with a family satisfaction objective over a long-period planning horizon.This model will allow for the consideration of such decision variables as alternative production activities, alternative capital accumulation and resource acquisition patterns, capital gains income, and income tax payment effects.

The primary research objective is the determination of the effectiveness of long-run dynamic models in the development of management strategies for firm growth.

The results of this program are not claimed to be realistic in more than an ordinal sense.However, this program should be of some use in pointing out the direction of further work to approach reality more closely.The enterprise choices made by this program indicate it is possible to take the production activities of present static analysis and use them in the dynamic format.

Advisor:James B. Hassler