The Relationship Between Members’ Trust and Participation in the Governance of Cooperatives: The Role of Organizational Commitment

This paper aims to explain the participative behavior of farmers-members of agricultural cooperatives in the governance of the latter. The study introduces two concepts from the organizational behavior literature: trust and organizational commitment. It tests a mediator effect of commitment in the relationship between the trust a farmer has in the cooperative and his/her participa-tive behavior in its governance. Based on a sample of 259 members of French agricultural cooperatives, results showed that affective commitment had a mediating role in the relationship be-tween trust and participation in the governance of cooperatives, notwithstanding the cognitive or affective nature of trust.


Editor(s):
IFAMR, IFAMA
Issue Date:
Feb 15 2012
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
(ISSN #: 1559-2448) (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/120855
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 15, Issue 1
Page range:
1-24
Total Pages:
24
JEL Codes:
Q13; D23
Note:
The International Food and Agribusiness Management Review is published by IFAMA. www.ifama.org
Series Statement:
Volume 15
Issue 1




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