Randall Westgren, PhD

Professor & McQuinn Chair of Entrepreneurial Leadership

Agricultural & Applied Economics, Agribusiness Management

Director, McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Contact Information

Email westgrenr@missouri.edu
Phone 573-882-5049
Address 141 Mumford Hall
Websites Personal Site


BS, Agricultural Economics, Cornell University, 1974
MSBA, Finance, Denver University, 1975
PhD, Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 1978


Agri-food entrepreneurship
Strategic management
Food marketing


Currently, Dr. Westgren’s research is focused on collective entrepreneurship for agri-food producers and processors; economic models of innovation and entrepreneurial action; and inter-firm strategy for agri-food firms, especially short-chain food marketing systems (local foods, food hubs, farm-to-table).


AG_EC 3283: Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
AG_EC 4983: Strategic Entrepreneurship in Agri-Food
AG_EC 8050: Economics of Institutions and Organizations
AG_EC 4301: Topics in Agricultural Economics