Agricultural Cooperative Enterprise in the Transition from Socialist Collective Farming
Cooperative enterprise has appeal as a means of filling gaps in the economic institutions of the rural sectors of the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. But in addition to problems that have faced cooperatives in the West because of their inherent characteristics, the Soviet-era legacy created cultural burdens that cooperatives will have to overcome. A review of countriesâ€™ experiences since 1989 indicates some commonalities in attempts to create â€œnew cooperatives,â€ but also instructive differences across countries. The evidence so far is unfavorable for cooperatives in agricultural production. In marketing and input supply the current situation is more promising. In both production and marketing, the economic institutions remain in flux. Unique approaches involving cooperatives may take permanent root, but their long-term prospects are in doubt.
Volume (Year): 34 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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