Karmen Pažek

University of Maribor

Karmen Pažek achieved her Ph.D. at University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture in 2006. She is active as Full Professor for Farm management in the Department for Agriculture Economics and Rural Development on Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Maribor. Her research includes development of decision support tools and systems for farm management (simulation modeling, multi-criteria decision analysis, option models, investment analysis) and economics of agricultural production. She is involved in teaching activities as thesis supervisor at postgraduate study programs and involved in national and international research projects. She is author or coauthor of 61 scientific papers (including 34 papers in journals with impact factor), 6 scientific books and 24 book chapters. Currently she is Head of the undergraduate study program Agricultural economics and rural development and Vice dean for education. Academic activities Research: - Farm management - Decision support, simulation, forecasting, multi criteria decision making in the area of agriculture with emphasis on field crops, farm tourism and fruit producon Current Research work: - Financial parameters assessment based on perfect and in-perfect information in agrifood systems - Option modeling of agrifood projects - Efficiency assessment in farm tourism - Efficiency of sugar beet production systems Teaching: Undergraduate Programmes and Courses - Farm management I and II - Introduction to decision theory - Organic fam management - Management od supplementary activities - Economics and management of rural tourism - Selected issues in agricultural entrepreneurship Master Programmes and Courses - Research methods in farm management - Decision theory - Project planning and quality management - Organic fam management PhD Programme and Course - Project management (transferable skills) - Selected issues in farm management

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