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The lack of social capital as an explanation to the demise of large and complex cooperatives

@inproceedings{Svendsen2011TheLO,
  title={The lack of social capital as an explanation to the demise of large and complex cooperatives},
  author={G. Svendsen},
  year={2011}
}
During the last twenty 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… Expand

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