Ownership Structure of Cooperatives as an Environmental Buffer

@article{NezNickel2004OwnershipSO,
  title={Ownership Structure of Cooperatives as an Environmental Buffer},
  author={Manuel N{\'u}{\~n}ez-Nickel and Jos{\'e} Moyano-Fuentes},
  journal={Journal of Management Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={41},
  pages={1131-1152}
}
In this paper, we propose that the ownership structure in the cooperative form acts as an environmental buffer. It is a mechanism to obtain stronger linkages with suppliers by internalizing them, and in this way, obtaining fundamental resources. Using this strategy, the cooperative form can isolate itself from adverse environments and from competition from other organizational forms. Although cooperatives have higher survival probability in any economic context, in rival ideological… Expand
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