On the relative advantage of cooperatives
We show that the fact that farmers in a cooperative individually decide how much to supply to cooperative may serve as a commitment device for credibility (and profitably) gaining market share in competition with a profit maximizing firm.
|Date of creation:||Apr 1998|
|Publication status:||Published in: Economics Letters. June 1998; 59(3): 397-401|
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