Strategic Planning in Farmer Cooperatives

This report describes the degree of long-range strategic planning by farmer cooperatives in the United States. An analysis was conducted on strategic planning data provided by farmer cooperatives through the annual survey of farmer cooperatives in 1998 by USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS). The degree of long-range strategic planning is reported for respondents overall and by cooperative type, size, and regional location. Basic strategic planning attributes such as written formality, monitoring activity, director involvement, and planning time interval are also reported. The degree of strategic planning and financial position and change are compared among all cooperatives and by major type and size categories. Financial change is assessed by comparing statistics from two points in time—data from 1994 is compared with 1998.


Issue Date:
2001-09
Publication Type:
Report
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/280023
Language:
English
Total Pages:
41




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