Are large and complex agricultural cooperatives losing their social capital

@article{Nilsson2012AreLA,
  title={Are large and complex agricultural cooperatives losing their social capital},
  author={J. Nilsson and G. Svendsen},
  journal={Agribusiness},
  year={2012},
  volume={28},
  pages={187-204}
}
During the last 20 years many traditionally organized agricultural cooperatives have been forced to abandon their business form. Explanations have been put forward, comprising a variety of economic and sociological theories. The present study suggests that the social capital paradigm may add explanatory power when analyzing this development. It is claimed that the problems are due to the members having increasingly little trust in the cooperatives and in each other. The cooperatives’ decision… Expand
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