Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Unternehmensstrategische Defizite in Genossenschaftsmolkereien: Eine mitgliederbasierte Fallstudie

Contents:

Author Info

  • Hellberg-Bahr, Anneke
  • Steffen, Nina
  • Spiller, Achim
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    Die Neue Institutionenökonomie wird in der agrarökonomischen Forschung häufig als Erklärung dafür herangezogen, dass Landwirte in Genossenschaftsmolkereien auf die Maximierung des Auszahlungspreises fokussiert sind und daher strategische Investitionen ablehnen. Da die Molkereien auf die Zusammenarbeit mit ihrer Mitgliederbasis in den Gremien angewiesen sind, können notwendige strategische Investitionen folglich unterbleiben. Diese Fallstudie zeigt anhand einer Milcherzeugerbefragung, dass nicht alle Landwirte Investitionen in längerfristige Strategien ablehnen. Neben der Neuen Institutionenökonomie bieten verhaltenswissenschaftliche Größen (insb. die Geschäftsbeziehungsqualität) Erklärungsansätze für strategische Defizite in genossenschaftlichen Verarbeitungsunternehmen. Dieser Beitrag ermöglicht es Genossenschaftsmolkereien beispielhaft, Konzepte für die Umsetzung strategischer Investitionen unter einer besseren Kenntnis der Lieferantenstruktur zu entwickeln. In agricultural economics, approaches from Neo Institutional Economics are used to explain why farmer-members in dairy cooperatives are focusing on the maximization of milk prices rather than supporting strategic investments of their dairy processor. However, the management of the dairies has to obtain majority approval of the farmer-members for strategic decisions and thus, necessary long-term strategic investments oftentimes cannot be made. This case study presents a survey of dairy farmers illustrating that not all farmers are opposed to long-term strategic investments. Next to Neo Institutional Economics, behavioral assumptions (in particular relationship quality) also provide possible explanations for the occurrence of strategic deficits in marketing cooperatives. This paper contributes to enable dairy cooperatives to deal with heterogeneous member structures and to successfully realize strategic investments in their cooperatives.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://purl.umn.edu/114496
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA) in its series 51st Annual Conference, Halle, Germany, September 28-30, 2011 with number 114496.

    as in new window
    Length:
    Date of creation: 2011
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:ags:gewi11:114496

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: Bundesallee 50, 38116 Braunschweig
    Phone: 0531 / 596 5501
    Fax: 0531 / 596 5599
    Email:
    Web page: http://www.gewisola.de/
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: Milchwirtschaft; Genossenschaft; Neue Institutionenökonomie; strategische Investition; Dairy farming; Cooperatives; Neo Institutional Economics; Strategic Investment; Agribusiness;

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Schulze, Holger & Albersmeier, Friederike & Gawron, Jana-Christina & Spiller, Achim & Theuvsen, Ludwig, 2008. "Heterogeneity in the Evaluation of Quality Assurance Systems: The International Food Standard (IFS) in European Agribusiness," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), vol. 11(3).
    2. Kahneman, Daniel & Tversky, Amos, 1979. "Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision under Risk," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 47(2), pages 263-91, March.
    3. Wocken, Christian & Hemme, Torsten & Ramanovich, Mikhail & Fahlbusch, Markus & Spiller, Achim, 2008. "Der Markt f�r Milch und Milcherzeugnisse," German Journal of Agricultural Economics, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Department for Agricultural Economics, vol. 57(1).
    4. Sauer, Johannes & Zilberman, David, 2009. "Innovation Behaviour At Farm Level – Selection And Identification," 83rd Annual Conference, March 30-April 1, 2009, Dublin, Ireland 51073, Agricultural Economics Society.
    5. Bejou, David & Wray, Barry & Ingram, Thomas N., 1996. "Determinants of relationship quality: An artificial neural network analysis," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 36(2), pages 137-143, June.
    6. George Hendrikse & Jos Bijman, 2002. "Ownership Structure in Agrifood Chains: The Marketing Cooperative," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 84(1), pages 104-119.
    7. Kahneman, Daniel & Knetsch, Jack L & Thaler, Richard H, 1986. "Fairness and the Assumptions of Economics," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 59(4), pages S285-300, October.
    8. Chang, Jae Bong & Lusk, Jayson L., 2009. "Fairness and food choice," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 34(6), pages 483-491, December.
    9. G. D. Ferrier & P. K. Porter, 1991. "The Productive Efficiency Of Us Milk Processing Co-Operatives," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 42(2), pages 161-173.
    10. George W. J. Hendrikse & Cees P. Veerman, 2001. "Marketing Co-operatives: An Incomplete Contracting Perspective," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 52(1), pages 53-64.
    11. Bernd Frick, 2004. "Does Ownership Matter? Empirical Evidence from the German Wine Industry," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 57(3), pages 357-386, 08.
    12. Nikos Kalogeras & Joost M.E. Pennings & Ivo. A. van der Lans & Philip Garcia & Gert van Dijk, 2009. "Understanding heterogeneous preferences of cooperative members," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 25(1), pages 90-111.
    13. Pfohl, Hans-Christian & Braun, G., 1981. "Entscheidungstheorie. Normative und deskriptive Grundlagen des Entscheidens," Publications of Darmstadt Technical University, Institute for Business Studies (BWL) 41746, Darmstadt Technical University, Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law, Institute for Business Studies (BWL).
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:gewi11:114496. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.