The Role of Management Behavior in Agricultural Cooperatives

Mintzburg’s managerial working role model is used to explore the ways roles and behavior of the general manager of a user-oriented firm differ from those of the manager of an investor-owned firm (IOF). It is argued that, in the roles of conflict resolution, resource allocation, information spokesperson, and leadership, the challenges of a user-oriented manager are not only significantly different but often more difficult. It is concluded that managers comfortable with complexity; technical-operation, people-oriented resource allocation; multi-stakeholder communication; and with strong coalition- building skills are most successful in user-oriented organizations.


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Issue Date:
1994
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/46402
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/46402
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural Cooperation, Volume 09
Page range:
42-58
Total Pages:
17




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