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Objectives’ alignment between members and agricultural cooperatives

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  • Bareille, François
  • Beaugrand, Florence
  • Duvaleix-Treguer, Sabine

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The commitment of members reduces as an agricultural cooperative grows larger. Using a multinomial logit model, we explore how the alignment of members’ objectives and those of cooperatives influence member commitment. Our study is based on a sample of 3,205 members of a French multipurpose cooperative. We show that the availability of outlets and supplies to members strengthens it. Furthermore, the adoption of new agricultural practices has a small but significant effect. Other determinants, such as farm organization, or geographical distance to the cooperative headquarters reinforce member commitment.

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  • Bareille, François & Beaugrand, Florence & Duvaleix-Treguer, Sabine, 2016. "Objectives’ alignment between members and agricultural cooperatives," 149th Seminar, October 27-28, 2016, Rennes, France 244948, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaa149:244948
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.244948
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    Agricultural and Food Policy; Farm Management; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies;
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    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
    • C35 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions

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