Journal of Cooperatives

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2017-04-01
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This paper assesses the ability of rural electric cooperatives to retire member equity under three strategies: (1) replacing equity with term debt to provide for an immed [...]
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2017-04-01
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Fraternal benefit societies (hereafter called fraternals), a type of mutual insurance company, were founded on the basis of a “common bond”, a characteristic that mem [...]
2016 | Journal Article |

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2017-04-01
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Agricultural cooperatives, like other cooperative firms, face a wide array of choices in how they distribute and retain profits. These choices impact the cooperative’s [...]
2015 | Journal Article |

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2017-04-01
11:44
The New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra is one of the largest in the world. In 2007, its Board presented a capital restructuring proposal with the aim of reducing the [...]
2015 | Journal Article |

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2017-04-01
08:44
The Oklahoma Food Cooperative (OFC) facilitates transactions between producers and consumers of locally-grown food items. Although the OFC has more than 3,000 members, th [...]
2014 | Journal Article |

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2017-04-01
14:52
This paper examines the effects of income tax rates and member risk preferences on the distribution of patronage income in a local agricultural cooperative. The paper use [...]
2014 | Journal Article |

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2017-04-01
12:34
The objective of this research is an analysis of the firm-level factors that led to relatively longer survival for individual firms in the township mutual industry in Min [...]
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2017-04-01
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This supplement presents mathematical expressions of the models of the farm supply cooperative described in Part I and the marketing cooperative described in Part II. Pri [...]
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2017-04-01
09:02
This article provides an introduction to the neoclassical theory of cooperatives, which has been useful for generating insights into the behavior of cooperatives in vario [...]
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2017-04-01
10:29
The theory of the firm contained in most textbooks is inadequate for understanding the economic behavior of cooperatives because some assertions about firm behavior, such [...]
2014 | Journal Article |

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