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Managerial behavior and strategy choices in agribusiness cooperatives


  • Jeffrey P. Katz

    (College of Business Administration, 101 Calvin Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-0507)


This study examines the role owners and managers play in affecting the strategic choices and performance of agribusiness firms, specifically user-owned agribusiness cooperatives. The results of a nationwide survey indicate that firm ownership plays a key role in determining strategies employed by agribusiness firms. Competitive strategies of cooperatives and investor-owned firms are identified. The evidence indicates that firm performance is affected by the influence owners have over the strategies available to the firm. © 1997 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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  • Jeffrey P. Katz, 1997. "Managerial behavior and strategy choices in agribusiness cooperatives," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 13(5), pages 483-495.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:agribz:v:13:y:1997:i:5:p:483-495
    DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1520-6297(199709/10)13:5<483::AID-AGR3>3.0.CO;2-2

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    1. Cook, Michael L., 1994. "The Role of Management Behavior in Agricultural Cooperatives," Journal of Agricultural Cooperation, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, vol. 0, pages 1-17.
    2. Roger A. Hinson & Steven C. Turner & John R. Brooker, 1995. "Transactions methods among US wholesale nurseries," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 11(2), pages 147-154.
    3. Parliament, Claudia & Lerman, Zvi, 1993. "Risk and Equity in Agricultural Cooperatives," Journal of Agricultural Cooperation, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, vol. 0, pages 1-14.
    4. David D. Trechter, 1996. "Impact of diversification on agricultural cooperatives in Wisconsin," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 12(4), pages 385-394.
    5. H. Christopher Peterson & Bruce L. Anderson, 1996. "Cooperative strategy: Theory and practice," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 12(4), pages 371-383.
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    1. Evans, Lewis & Meade, Richard, 2005. "The Role and Significance of Cooperatives in New Zealand Agriculture, A Comparative Institutional Analysis," Working Paper Series 3847, Victoria University of Wellington, The New Zealand Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation.
    2. Ani L. Katchova & Sierra J. Enlow, 2013. "Financial performance of publicly-traded agribusinesses," Agricultural Finance Review, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 73(1), pages 58-73, May.
    3. Isidoro Guzmán Raja & Narciso Arcas Lario & Domingo García Pérez de Lema, 2006. "La eficiencia técnica como medida de rendimiento de las cooperativas agrarias," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 55, pages 289-311, August.
    4. Salavou, Helen E. & Sergaki, Panagiota, 2013. "Generic Business Strategies in Greece: Private Food Firms versus Agricultural Cooperatives," Journal of Rural Cooperation, Hebrew University, Center for Agricultural Economic Research, vol. 0(Number 1), pages 1-17.

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