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La violación del modelo de gestión democrático en las cooperativas oleícolas

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  • Adoración Mozas Moral

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    (Universidad de Jaén)

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    The aim of the work presented here is to show how the problems of organisation and power represent a serious hindrance on the business development of agricultural co-operatives. It should be pointed out that this work is based on a field study which focuses on studying cooperativism in firms producing olive oil. Using a structured questionnaire, personal interviews were held with over 86% of the presidents of the olive oil co-operatives in Jaén (southern Spain), the world’s largest area of olive oil production. The work describes the basic characteristics of the oil-producing industry and highlights the importance of cooperativism in the sector. Subsequently, the distinctive characteristics of the power structure in these firms are analysed among the following collectives: partners, boards of managers and non-member managers.

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    Article provided by CIRIEC-España in its journal CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa.

    Volume (Year): (2004)
    Issue (Month): 48 (April)
    Pages: 167-191

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    Keywords: Participation; democratic management; agricultural co-operatives; bodies of governance; non-member manager.;

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    1. Rodriguez, Jose Rodriguez & Moral, Adoracion Mozas, 2003. "Educational Level and Training of Human Resources in Farm Cooperatives in the Knowledge-Based Society: An Empirical Study," Journal of Rural Cooperation, Hebrew University, Center for Agricultural Economic Research, vol. 31(2).
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