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Cooperative Performance and Board of Director Characteristics: A Quantitative Investigation

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Previous cooperative governance literature has relied primarily on qualitative data to recommend change. Using data provided by the USDA-Rural Business and Cooperative Services Agency (RBS) and collected from cooperative top managers we find statistical evidence that various board of director characteristics do affect a range of cooperative financial measures.

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  • Keeling Bond, Jennifer J., 2005. "Cooperative Performance and Board of Director Characteristics: A Quantitative Investigation," 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI 19314, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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    governance; finance; Agribusiness;

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