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La globalización y los modelos de crecimiento de los grupos cooperativos. Las cooperativas agroalimentarias en España y la Unión Europea


  • Juan F. Juliá

    (Universitat Politècnica de València)

  • Gabriel García

    (Universitat Politècnica de València)

  • Elena Meliá

    (Universitat Politècnica de València)


This paper analyses the evolution and status of European agri-food co-operatives where the need for business consolidation has been successfully addressed. For this purpose, there have been identified 7 cases to be studied: Kerry group, Irish Dairy Board, Arla Foods, The Greenery BV, Danish Crown, Agrifirm and DLG. The specific results of interviews with the senior management of this cooperatives were analyzed and organized into three blocks in which the issues raised are grouped (legal and institutional framework, strategic vision and business growth models).

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  • Juan F. Juliá & Gabriel García & Elena Meliá, 2012. "La globalización y los modelos de crecimiento de los grupos cooperativos. Las cooperativas agroalimentarias en España y la Unión Europea," EKONOMIAZ. Revista vasca de Economía, Gobierno Vasco / Eusko Jaurlaritza / Basque Government, vol. 79(01), pages 83-114.
  • Handle: RePEc:ekz:ekonoz:2012105

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    agrifood cooperatives; business concentration; case study;

    JEL classification:

    • P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises
    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
    • J54 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Producer Cooperatives; Labor Managed Firms


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