Co-operatives in Oligopolistic Industries: The Western Canadian Fertilizer Industry

This paper examines the impact of co-operatives on oligopolistic industries. The theoretical analysis suggests that the existence of a co-operative in the fertilizer industry can improve efficiency. In reality, however, the existing co-operative appears to behave more like a profit maximizing firm, resulting in continued market imperfections.


Issue Date:
Aug 02 1987
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/269922
Language:
English
Total Pages:
13




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