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A Review of the Empirical Literature on Farmer Cooperatives: Performance, Ownership and Governance, Finance, and Member Attitude
The empirical literature on farmer cooperatives is now fast emerging and developing in the areas of performance, ownership and governance, finance, and member attitude. We discuss 56 peer‐reviewedExpand
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Grocery shopping preferences during the COVID-19 pandemic
Considering the temporary closure of many food-away-from-home establishments, consumer expenditure on groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic has increased. While grocery shopping is an essentialExpand
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Product differentiation by marketing and processing cooperatives: A choice experiment with cheese and cereal products
With ongoing consolidation of food retailers and segmentation of consumer preferences, agri‐food producers and manufacturers have increased motivation to pursue product differentiation. We study ifExpand
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Technical efficiency and spatial spillovers: Evidence from grain marketing cooperatives in the US Midwest
To date, no study has investigated the role of spatial spillovers in the technical efficiency of farmer cooperatives. This study addresses this issue by employing a two‐stage approach, firstExpand
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An Exploratory Study of Cooperative Survival: Strategic Adaptation to External Developments
Farmer cooperatives have been portrayed in the literature as flawed and complex organizations with ambiguous objectives. However, research on the observed survival of farmer cooperatives in spite ofExpand
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Exit strategies of farmer co-operatives in the United States: A competing risks analysis
Abstract Farmer co-operatives in the United States in general outlive other types of business organisations, yet the overall population has been declining for decades. We address the paradox withExpand
Spatial Competition in the Iowa Corn Market: Informing the Pricing Behavior of Corporate and Cooperative Grain Merchants
We study spatial competition in the agricultural input procurement sector by explaining variability in corn cash price offers from grain merchants in Iowa. While rail access, river access, size, andExpand
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The Competitive Impact of Cooperatives on the Spot Market: A Spatial Analysis of Iowa Corn Prices
Abstract Imperfect competition in the agricultural input procurement market is prevalent, especially at the local and regional scale. While there is much theoretical work on the positive effect ofExpand
A structural equation model of cooperative member satisfaction and long-term commitment
The organizational growth of farmer cooperatives is tied to increased heterogeneity in member attitudes and perceptions. To inform possible solutions, a better understanding of the complexExpand
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Technical efficiency and spatial spillovers : Evidence from grain marketing cooperatives in the USMidwest
Correspondence Theodoros Skevas, Division of Applied Social Sciences, University of Missouri‐Columbia, Columbia, MO. Email: skevast@missouri.edu Abstract To date, no study has investigated the roleExpand