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The Management of Agrarian Cooperatives: Cooperatives’ Typologies in the Olive Oil Sector in Spain



    () (University of Lleida, Spain)


    () (University of Lleida, Spain)

  • Frederic MARIMON

    () (International University of Catalonia, Spain)


Cooperatives are the basis of the social economy in many agricultural sectors. The present research work investigates the management situation of the olive oil cooperatives in Spain. The study identifies a typology of cooperatives based on their attitudes towards to the sector: three categories are established and described attending its productivity activity, financial activity and commercial activity. The study concludes with important managerial aspects of olive oil cooperatives in Spain.

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  • Yolanda MONTEGUT-SALA & Eduard CRISTOBAL-FRANSI & Frederic MARIMON, 2010. "The Management of Agrarian Cooperatives: Cooperatives’ Typologies in the Olive Oil Sector in Spain," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 11(4), pages 719-732, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:11:y:2010:i:4:p:719-732

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    management; commercialization; segmentation; cooperatives; olive sector.;

    JEL classification:

    • P32 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Collectives; Communes; Agricultural Institutions
    • J53 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Labor-Management Relations; Industrial Jurisprudence


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