Cooperative Performance - Is There a Dilemma?

Cooperative businesses have a wider range of objectives than investor-owned firms from which to legitimately choose, some of which include difficult-to-quantify member-centered goals. This paper reviews a technique adopted in the measurement of stakeholders' aspirations and perceived performance for ten agricultural cooperatives and farmer controlled businesses. Findings indicate that cooperative stakeholders embrace a range of member- and corporate-centered aspirations, although the various stakeholding groups may prioritize these alternative goals differently. Importantly, an examination of the relationship between member- and corporate-centered performance levels indicates that the achievement of one is not necessarily at the expense of the other.


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Issue Date:
1999
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/46376
Published in:
Journal of Cooperatives, Volume 14
Page range:
31-43
Total Pages:
15




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