Strategie Agribusiness Operation Realignment in the Texas Prison System Academic Article uri icon


  • AbstractMathematical programming-based systems analysis is used to examine the consequences of alternative operation configuration for the agricultural operations within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Continuation versus elimination of the total operation as well as individual operating departments are considered. Methodology includes a firm systems operation model combined with capital budgeting and an integer programming based investment model. Results indicate the resources realize a positive return as a whole, but some enterprises are not using resources profitably. The integer investment model is found to be superior for investigating whether to continue multiple interrelated enterprises.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics

author list (cited authors)

  • McCarl, B. A., Rister, M. E., Ward, R., Long, C. R., McCorkle, D., Ziari, H., ... Thompson, T. N.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • McCarl, Bruce A||Rister, M Edward||Ward, Ruby||Long, Charles R||McCorkle, Dean||Ziari, Houshmand||Conner, J Richard||Sturdivant, Allen W||Thompson, Troy N

publication date

  • January 2000