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The Economic Role and Limitations of Cooperatives: An Investment Cash Flow Derivation

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  • Peterson, H. Christopher
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    The economic role and limitations of cooperatives are derived using an approach based on investment cash flows and net present value. Cooperatives are viewed as an option for member investment as well as an option for member patronage. The investment approach yields results similar to the traditional paradigms that focus on patronage. In addition, the approach makes more explicit the impact of member investment on cooperative existence, valuation, performance measurement, and strategy options.

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    Article provided by National Council of Farmer Cooperatives in its journal Journal of Agricultural Cooperation.

    Volume (Year): 7 (1992)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:joagco:46284

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    Keywords: Agribusiness;

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    1. Russo, Carlo & Weatherspoon, Dave D. & Peterson, H. Christopher, 2000. "Members' Financial Evaluation And Cooperatives' Decision Processes," Staff Papers 11719, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    2. Chaddad, Fabio Ribas, 2006. "Investment Constraints in Agricultural Cooperatives: Theory, Evidence and Solutions," 44th Congress, July 23-27, 2006, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil 143259, Sociedade Brasileira de Economia, Administracao e Sociologia Rural (SOBER).
    3. Cook, Michael L., 1994. "The Role of Management Behavior in Agricultural Cooperatives," Journal of Agricultural Cooperation, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, vol. 9.
    4. H. Christopher Peterson & Bruce L. Anderson, 1996. "Cooperative strategy: Theory and practice," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 12(4), pages 371-383.

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