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Impact Of Decision Makers Divergence In Risk Attitudes And Perceptions On Co-Operative Management In Canada

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  • Hailu, Getu
  • Jeffrey, Scott R.
  • Goddard, Ellen W.

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In this paper, the results of a survey investigating whether risk attitudes and perceptions differ between managers and boards of directors of co-operative agribusiness firms presented. Using the framework of Fishbein'’s attitude-behavior model the factors underlying these differences are identified. Implications for future strategies of co-operative agribusinesses management are addressed.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO with number 20246.

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Date of creation: 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea04:20246

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Keywords: Agribusiness; Risk and Uncertainty;

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