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Lessons from Community Entrepreneurship: The Concept of Spawning

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  • Burress, Molly J.
  • Cook, Michael L.
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    Capital-constrained cooperatives are being challenged by producer-members to provide vertical integration opportunities. We find evidence producer groups are utilizing an investment strategy described as spawning. Producer-investors familiar with a particular organizational form and who have developed joint investment networks were more apt to invest in newly spawned ventures.

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    Paper provided by University of Missouri Columbia, Department of Agricultural Economics in its series Working Papers with number 92629.

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    Date of creation: Aug 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:umcowp:92629

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    Keywords: Spawning; Collective Entrepreneurship; Cooperative Development; Community/Rural/Urban Development;

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