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La structure coopérative, garante de l'entreprise comme institution


  • Marius Chevallier

    () (GEOLAB - Laboratoire de Géographie Physique et Environnementale - UCA - Université Clermont Auvergne - UNILIM - Université de Limoges - UBP - Université Blaise Pascal - Clermont-Ferrand 2 - Inrap - Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives - IR SHS UNILIM - Institut Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)


Institutionalist economists develop a conception of the firm as an entity, with its own life, above its elements. These authors worry about the financiarisation of the firm. On the contrary, through their essential characteristics, cooperatives are defenders of the firm as an entity, rather than a nexus of markets. Thus, deepening the meeting between cooperative world and institutionalist economics is a promising way of research.

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  • Marius Chevallier, 2013. "La structure coopérative, garante de l'entreprise comme institution," Post-Print hal-00921353, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00921353 DOI: 10.3917/rfse.012.0231 Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server:

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    cooperatives; institutionalist economics; stability; tacit knowledge; coopérative; économie institutionnaliste; stabilité; connaissances tacites; représentations;

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