COOPERATIVAS NO AGRONEGÓCIO DO LEITE: MUDANÇAS ORGANIZACIONAIS E ESTRATÉGICAS EM RESPOSTA À GLOBALIZAÇÃO

Amongst the greatest milk producers all over the world, Brazil stands out due to the low participation of dairy cooperatives in milk handling and commercialization. Several factors may be identified to explain cross-country differences regarding to dairy cooperative market share. This paper discusses aspects related to the organizational structure and strategic behavior of dairy cooperatives in response to the globalization process. Based on research projects, case studies, and interviews with industry leaders, the study analyzes common features of dairy cooperatives in the United States, Western Europe and Oceania, which grew and prospered under intense competitive pressures from multinational companies. Some necessary conditions for the strengthening the Brazilian dairy cooperative system are discussed, including: consolidation by means of mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliance and network formation, adoption of professional and representative governance systems, centralized structure (replacing the singular central model), efforts to enhance membership commitment, new capitalization models, and competitive strategy aligned with the cooperative structure.


Variant title:
Cooperatives in the dairy agribusiness: organizational and strategic changes in response to globalization
Issue Date:
Jan 01 2007
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/43797
Published in:
Organizações Rurais e Agroindustriais/Rural and Agro-Industrial Organizations, Volume 09, Number 1
Page range:
69-78
Total Pages:
10




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