Objectives’ alignment between members and agricultural cooperatives

The commitment of members reduces as an agricultural cooperative grows larger. Using a multinomial logit model, we explore how the alignment of members’ objectives and those of cooperatives influence member commitment. Our study is based on a sample of 3,205 members of a French multipurpose cooperative. We show that the availability of outlets and supplies to members strengthens it. Furthermore, the adoption of new agricultural practices has a small but significant effect. Other determinants, such as farm organization, or geographical distance to the cooperative headquarters reinforce member commitment.


Issue Date:
2016
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/244948
Total Pages:
23
Series Statement:
149th EAAE Seminar ‘Structural change in agri-food chains: new relations between farm sector, food industry and retail sector’, Rennes, France, October 27-28, 2016




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