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Les trois dimensions de la gouvernance coopérative : à la recherche d'un équilibre instable. Le cas des caves coopératives en Languedoc-Roussillon [France]

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  • Saïsset, L.A.
  • Couderc, J.P.
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    Cooperatives, which are an original organizational mode, face with important restructurings, particularly in the wine-making sector in Languedoc-Roussillon where the ways of governance are in full evolution. The object of our work is to analyze and to characterize this specific governance system, through the qualitative study of 25 interviews with managers of wine producing cooperatives of Languedoc-Roussillon. The main results show the originality of the governing bodies of the agricultural cooperatives, being characterized by complex inter-relations. Besides, through the textual analysis of the retranscriptions of theses interviews, we show that the cooperative governance contains three complementary dimensions, whose importance varies from a cooperative to another: disciplinary dimension, partnership dimension and cognitive one. ...French Abstract : Les coopératives, qui constituent un mode organisationnel original, subissent de profondes restructurations, notamment dans le secteur viticole en Languedoc-Roussillon, au sein duquel les types de gouvernance sont en pleine évolution. L’objet de notre travail est d’analyser et de caractériser ce système de gouvernance spécifique, à travers l’étude qualitative de 25 entretiens avec des dirigeants de coopératives vinicoles du Languedoc-Roussillon. Les principaux résultats montrent l’originalité des organes de gouvernance des coopératives agricoles, se caractérisant par des inter-relations complexes. En outre, à travers l’analyse textuelle des retranscriptions d’entretiens, nous montrons que la gouvernance coopérative comporte trois dimensions complémentaires dont l’importance est variable d’une coopérative à l’autre : dimension financière-disciplinaire, dimension partenariale et dimension cognitive.

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    Paper provided by UMR MOISA : Marchés, Organisations, Institutions et Stratégies d'Acteurs : CIHEAM-IAMM, CIRAD, INRA, Montpellier SupAgro, IRD - Montpellier, France in its series Working Papers MOISA with number 201302.

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    Keywords: WINE COOPERATIVES; GOVERNANCE; PERFORMANCE; CAVES COOPERATIVES; GOUVERNANCE; PERFORMANCE; LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON; FRANCE;

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