Agricultural Management Innovation through the Adoption of Internet of Things: Case of Smart Farm

사물인터넷에 의한 농업경영혁신 : 스마트농장의 사례

  • 김주태 (단국대학교 경상대학 경영학과) ;
  • 한종수 (단국대학교 공공인재대학 경영학과)
  • Received : 2017.02.08
  • Accepted : 2017.03.20
  • Published : 2017.03.28


Agricultural sector in Korea faces the threat of aging farmers and many other difficulties. Because agriculture is a very less-competitive industry in Korea and many solutions to improve the competitiveness of Korean agriculture should be studied. The advent of Internet of things(IoT) technology makes possible many new industries and business models in the current society. The adoption of this new technology in agriculture can bring about innovations in agricultural production and distribution as $6^{th}$ industry. This paper summarizes the opportunities in IoT and smart farm. The major benefits and obstacles in introducing smart farms are reviewed and the cases of two successful smart farms in Korea are analyzed. Through these case studies, we can recognize the current status and future strategies in Korean smart farms.


Internet of Things;Business Model;Innovations;Smart Farm;$6^{th}$ Industry


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