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Inertia in Cooperative Remodeling

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Which organization model is appropriate for a cooperative enterprise depends on the prerequisites in its business environment. When conditions are changing, the firm must adapt itself. The entry of Sweden, Finland, and Austria into the European Union led to radical changes for agricultural cooperation, especially for Swedish cooperatives since agricultural policy was not allowed a transitional period. After two years, Swedish cooperatives have still not adapted their organization model despite poor agricultural profitability. The hindering factors are conservatism among members and difficult institutional conditions with regard to legislation and public opinion.

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  • Nilsson, Jerker, 1997. "Inertia in Cooperative Remodeling," Journal of Cooperatives, NCERA-210, vol. 12.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:jlcoop:46192
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    1. Evans, Lewis & Meade, Richard, 2005. "The Role and Significance of Cooperatives in New Zealand Agriculture, A Comparative Institutional Analysis," Working Paper Series 3847, Victoria University of Wellington, The New Zealand Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation.
    2. Lind, Lena W., 2011. "The Demutualization of a Cooperative - Swedish Meats," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland 114382, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    3. Jos Bijman Jan Brusselaers & Krijn Poppe & Tomas Garcia Azcarate, 2014. "Dp Policy Measures Impact the Position and Performance of Farmers' Cooperatives in the EU?," Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 85(4), pages 531-553, December.

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