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000007788 245__ $$aA model of manager-induced organisational stability in post-Soviet agriculture
000007788 260__ $$c2007
000007788 269__ $$a2007
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000007788 336__ $$aConference Paper/ Presentation
000007788 446__ $$aEnglish
000007788 490__ $$aEuropean Association of Agricultural Economists 104th Seminar - 2007
000007788 520__ $$aAgricultural transition in the former Soviet Union has, surprisingly for many observers, not led to a widespread adoption of individual farming. This article attempts to understand some previously neglected forces behind this outcome. It develops a theoretical model of farm restructuring in which managers exploit the preferences of workers for conformity within a social reference group to cement their own power. The model provides a rationale for the persistent support among workers and managers to the status-quo organisation, despite the availability of a more efficient individual farming option. Based on empirical evidence, we argue that managers have an incentive to keep horizons of workers limited by sheltering them from pro-reform influences. Polar reform equilibria are generated that are consistent with the observed spatial patterns of restructuring. The model predicts that policies aiming at the establishment of independent farms will fail unless they induce a "big push" in reform attitudes among workers.
000007788 650__ $$aFarm Management
000007788 6531_ $$aAgricultural transition
000007788 6531_ $$aformer Soviet Union
000007788 6531_ $$asocial interaction effects
000007788 6531_ $$afarm restructuring.
000007788 700__ $$aPetrick, Martin
000007788 700__ $$aCarter, Michael R.
000007788 8564_ $$s232748$$uhttp://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/7788/files/sp07pe01.pdf
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000007788 982__ $$gEuropean Association of Agricultural Economists>104th Seminar, September 5-8, 2007, Budapest, Hungary
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