Original Article Decision-making
1. Group Dynamics Features and Socio-economic Status of Cocoa Farmers in Ogun State, Nigeria

Olaoluwa Ayodeji Adebayo

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 77-88

Abstract
  Group dynamics features are important factors for improving farmers’ socio-economic status. This study focused on the effect of group dynamics features on the socio-economic status of cocoa farmers in Ogun State, Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 93 cocoa farmers for ...  Read More

Original Article Decision-making
2. A Comparative Investigation of TOPSIS, Factor Analysis, and Scale Gram Analytical Methods on Rural Development (A Case Study of Islamshahr Rural Development Level)

Sahar Dehyouri

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 89-106

Abstract
  Rural areas have always played a significant role in the global economy by providing a variety of foods and raw materials. This role is much more prominent in developing countries. Rural development is also an important part of regional policies, covering agriculture, forestry, natural resource management, ...  Read More

Original Article Strategic planning
3. Modeling of Climate Change Effects on Groundwater Resources: The Application of Dynamic Systems Approach

Mostafa Teimoori; Seyed Mehdi Mirdamadi; Seyed Jamal Farajollah Hosseini

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 107-118

Abstract
  The purpose of the present study was the simulation of climate change effects on groundwater resources in Iran by using the dynamic systems approach. The approach was performed through system dynamics modeling process including problem explanation, system description, model development, model testing, ...  Read More

Original Article Farm Management
4. Developing a Radial Basis Function Neural Networks to Predict the Working Days for Tillage Operation in Crop Production

Armaghan Kosari-Moghaddam; Abbas Rohani; Lobat Kosari-Moghaddam; Mehdi Esmailpour Troujeni

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 119-133

Abstract
  The aim of this study was to determine the probability of working days (PWD) for tillage operation using weather data with Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) and Radial Basis Function (RBF) artificial networks. In both models, seven variables were considered as input parameters, namely minimum, average ...  Read More

Original Article Decision-making
5. Effect of Temporary and Permanent Shocks of Total Factor Productivity on the Demand for Agricultural Imports in Iran

Zahra Tavakoli; Sedigheh Nabieian; Mohammadreza Zare Mehrjerdi; Seyed Abdolmajid Jalaei

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 135-147

Abstract
  Economic theories show that the direction and magnitude of the fluctuations of economic variables depend on the type and magnitude of the shocks they are faced with. Various reasons are noted for fluctuations in demands for imports, including productivity shocks. Accordingly, this research was aimed ...  Read More

Original Article Strategic planning
6. On the Effect of Managerial Power on Psychological Characteristics of Entrepreneurial Employees (Case Study: Agriculture Jahad Organizations of Western Azarbaijan Province)

Farhad Mahbobkhah; Yusef Beigzadeh

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 149-163

Abstract
  The main objective of this research was to investigate the effect of managerial power on entrepreneurship psychological characteristics of employees in Agriculture Jahad Organizationsof Western Azarbaijan Province. The stratified random sampling method was applied for data collection. In order to collect ...  Read More

Original Article Rural tourism and recreation
7. On the Effect of Social Capital Components on Rural Women’s Quality of Life in Zabol Township, Iran

Valiollah Sarani

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 165-175

Abstract
  Improvement of life quality is a general aim of all developmental programs all over the world. So that, It  is  an  important  issue  that has  been  studied  by  socialists  and  even  psychologists. Social capital is the social aspect that ...  Read More

Original Article Strategic planning
8. Developing Export Marketing Strategy Model of Tea to Target Markets

Alireza Farrokhbakht Foomany; Vahidreza Mirabi; Ghasemali Bazaee; Heydar Amiran

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 177-190

Abstract
  The main purpose of this qualitative research was designing an export marketing strategy model for tea product to the target markets. The statistical population was composed of all experts in the field of this research topic (N = 332), the sample size was determined as the same as the statistical population. ...  Read More