Co-operatives in chains: Institutional restructuring in the Dutch fruit and vegetable industry

@inproceedings{Bijman2003CooperativesIC,
  title={Co-operatives in chains: Institutional restructuring in the Dutch fruit and vegetable industry},
  author={Jos Bijman and George Hendrikse},
  year={2003}
}
Co-operatives play a major role in the agricultural and food industry. Co-operatives, by their very nature, are producer-oriented firms. As market conditions for food products have changed in recent decades, the question has been raised of whether co-operatives are still efficient organisations for carrying transactions with agrifood products? This article addresses this question for the fresh produce industry in the Netherlands. Traditionally, fruits and vegetables were sold through auctions… CONTINUE READING

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