To identify the community characteristics of successful common resource management: a case of shrimp farming in Bangladesh

This paper examines the community characteristics of successful common resource management. As information base, data sets of 44 brackish water1 shrimp farming communities in Bangladesh have been used. The result shows that common resource management is associated with resource scarcity, market distance from the resource, leadership structure in the community, group size, status of heterogeneity in the community, and involvement of other institutions. The results tell that while graduates and influential leaders facilitate collective action, political leaders and outsiders impede it. Unlike the findings from other sources, distance to market place has been found very important for common pool resource management in Bangladesh. Resource management could be more successful, when they can form users’ association, receive coordination and help from other institutions and technical support from governmental institutions.

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