Collective Entrepreneurship: An Emerging Phenomenon in Producer-Owned Organizations

This paper introduces and defines the concept of collective entrepreneurship. A review of the defensive single-level rent-seeking objective of traditional agricultural cooperatives is introduced followed by an analysis of recent studies documenting a shift in the objective functions of producers jointly integrating toward more multiple-level rent-seeking entities. This process of shifting from market failure-ameliorating collective action mechanisms toward rent-seeking group action organizations is labeled collective entrepreneurship. The justification for introducing this concept is based on the Olsonian premise that rational, self-interested individuals will not act to achieve their common or group interests without coercion or selective incentives.


Issue Date:
2006-08
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/43777
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/43777
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 38, 2
Page range:
421-428
Total Pages:
8
JEL Codes:
D23; D72; Q13




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