The Emergence of Non-Traditional Cooperative Structures: Public and Private Policy Issues
AbstractThis paper examines new agricultural cooperative organizational models from an ownership rights perspective. We argue that new cooperative organizational models differ in the way ownership rights are assigned to the economic agents tied contractually to the firm � members, patrons, and investors. The paper proposes a typology of discrete organizational models, in which the traditional cooperative structure and the investor-oriented firm are characterized as polar forms. Five non-traditional models are described and analyzed with implications to both private and public policy.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by NCERA-194 Research on Cooperatives in its series 2003 Annual Meeting, October 29 with number 31799.
Date of creation: 2003
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agricultural cooperatives; cooperative finance; ownership structure; property rights.; Agribusiness;
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