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Integración cooperativa y sistemas de información interorganizativos. Un análisis aplicado al cooperativismo oleícola


  • Sebastián Bruque Cámara

    () (Universidad de Jaén)

  • José Moyano Fuentes

    () (Universidad de Jaén)


In this paper we analyse the relations between the structure of Inter-organisational Information Systems (IOIS) and the structure of integration formulas in the case of olive oil cooperatives in Spain. The relationship between the two structures tends to be established within a collaborative framework in which the IOIS serves the objectives of said integration, thereby reinforcing the links that bind the cooperative’s members. However, in this article we also suggest that there may be a noncollaborative (i.e., competitive) relationship between the IOIS and cooperative integration, especially when the two structures compete for companies in the same sector and geographical area. To test our hypotheses we have analysed a sample of 162 companies belonging to olive oil cooperatives in Spain.

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  • Sebastián Bruque Cámara & José Moyano Fuentes, 2006. "Integración cooperativa y sistemas de información interorganizativos. Un análisis aplicado al cooperativismo oleícola," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 54, pages 33-52, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2006:i:54:p:33-52

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    1. Alfonso Vargas Sánchez, 2004. "Empresas cooperativas, ventaja competitiva y tecnologías de la información," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 49, pages 13-29, August.
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    Inter-organisational information Systems (IOIS); Cooperative Integration; Second-tier Cooperatives; Strategic Networks;

    JEL classification:

    • D85 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Network Formation
    • L19 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Other
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D


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