A Duality Approach to Testing the Economic Behaviour of Dairy- Marketing Cooperatives: the Case of Ireland By

  • G. E. BOYLE
  • Published 1998
The main objectives of this paper are: (i) to establish whether Irish dairy marketing cooperatives behaved “as if” they were profit maximisers over the period 1961 to 1987 and (ii) to determine the response of the sector to the imposition of the milk production quota in 1984. The theory of the cooperative managed firm (CMF) is first recast in a duality… CONTINUE READING