The aftermath goal of this project is to increase competitiveness of Swedish agriculture by developing a higher level of managerial knowledge and skillset. The project's initial targets is: 1) what can we learn from previous research? Make a list of similar surveys both national and international perspective, 2) develop a method that can carry out a benchmark of managerial ability directed at prominent companies used at a national and international level. The method shall also measure hard and soft metrics in management activities to enhance use and relevance for farm businesses and the industry at large. The managerial ability is crucial to adopt change and improve competitiveness, where using a mix of scientific expertise and social science skills will become a success factor. Nevertheless, it is a great challenge to synthesise knowledge based on an overall perspective since farmers deal with these challenges every day.