Women's Cooperatives and their Contribution to the Local Development of the North Aegean Region, Greece
In the last twenty years Greece has witnessed the emergence and establishment of womenâ€™s cooperatives, a form of productive agricultural cooperatives. This paper explores their importance and their contribution to local development. Evidence is presented for an island region, the North Aegean. Personal interviews, using structured questionnaires, were conducted with the chairwomen of all the regionâ€™s cooperatives in order to obtain an insight into their structure and dynamics. According to the findings of this study, womenâ€™s cooperatives are characterized by substantial potential on the one hand and by serious drawbacks on the other. The economic performance of the cooperatives is satisfactory, while the use of local resources and â€˜know howâ€™ contribute to the development of the region. Interpersonal problems, the inability of the cooperativesâ€™ members to fully understand their new role as businesswomen and the small participation of rural women are the cooperativesâ€™ major problems. The future of the womenâ€™s cooperatives is still unclear despite their 20 years of existence.
Volume (Year): 35 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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- Kazakopoulos, Leonidas & Gidarakou, Isabella, 2003. "Women's Cooperatives in Greece and Niche Market Challenge," Journal of Rural Cooperation, Hebrew University, Center for Agricultural Economic Research, vol. 31(1).
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