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Control Rights, Governance and the Costs of Ownership in Agricultural Cooperatives
Agricultural cooperatives have changed considerably in recent decades. In witnessing these structural changes, scholars have proffered analyses of non-traditional ownership models focusing onExpand
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Support for farmers' cooperatives: final report.
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Long-term Financing in US and European Agricultural Co-operatives: Emerging Methods for Ameliorating Investment Constraints
During recent years, dramatic changes in the world food system have led to unprecedented competition between agribusiness firms. To compete in this environment, agricultural cooperatives shouldExpand
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Toward an Economics of the Rural Third Sector
Third sector organisations play a prominent role in rural development. Yet, such organisations have been largely neglected by existing economic research. This paper examines the potential role ofExpand
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Mandatory Cooperatives and the Free Rider Problem: The Case of Santo Wines in Santorini, Greece
This paper addresses the issue of how the institutional environment shapes cooperatives’ ability to address the free rider problem and combat intra-organizational challenges. Particularly we focus onExpand
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Agricultural cooperatives in netchains
This special issue of the Journal on Chain and Network Science on ‘Agricultural cooperatives in netchains’ includes new research on three research themes: (1) explanation of why are cooperativesExpand
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Economic Theories of Nonprofits and Agricultural Cooperatives Compared
This article explores the cross-fertilization potential that exists between the economic theory of agricultural cooperatives and that of nonprofit organizations. A number of central ideas in theExpand
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