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The Impact Of Trust On Cooperative Membership Performance And Satisfaction In The Hungarian Horticulture


  • Bakucs, Lajos Zoltan
  • Ferto, Imre
  • Szabo, Gabor G.


The paper investigates the impacts of trust on the relationships among members and between members and the management in an agricultural marketing cooperative in the Hungarian horticultural sector. We focus on the effects of trust on cooperative members performance and satisfaction and their commitment to remaining a part of cooperative. We analyse the trust along two dimensions: cognitive and affective. Our results suggest that trust among cooperative members and trust between cooperative and management have positive effects on group cohesions. In line with a priori hypotheses we found differences between cognitive and affective trust influencing the group cohesion and cooperative members satisfaction.

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  • Bakucs, Lajos Zoltan & Ferto, Imre & Szabo, Gabor G., 2007. "The Impact Of Trust On Cooperative Membership Performance And Satisfaction In The Hungarian Horticulture," 104th Seminar, September 5-8, 2007, Budapest, Hungary 7820, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaa104:7820

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    1. Steve McCorriston, 2002. "Why should imperfect competition matter to agricultural economists?," European Review of Agricultural Economics, Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics, vol. 29(3), pages 349-371, July.
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    1. Enikő Lencsés & István Takács & Katalin Takács-György, 2014. "Farmers’ Perception of Precision Farming Technology among Hungarian Farmers," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 6(12), pages 1-14, November.
    2. Szabo, G. Gabor & Baranyai, Zsolt & Barta, Istvan, 2014. "Sustainability of Emerging Agricultural Co-operatives in the New Member States of the EU: Hungarian Experience," 142nd Seminar, May 29-30, 2014, Budapest, Hungary 170295, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    3. Szabo, Gabor G. & Baranyai, Zsolt & Takacs, Istvan, 2011. "The Importance and Role of Trust in Agricultural Co-operation – Some Empirical Experiences from Hungary," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland 116068, European Association of Agricultural Economists.


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