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Social capital in Russian agricultural production co-operatives

Golovina, Svetlana and Hess, Sebastian and Nilsson, Jerker and Wolz, Axel (2014). Social capital in Russian agricultural production co-operatives. Post-Communist Economies. 26 :4 , 522-536
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/.1080/14631377.2014.964465


When the Soviet kolkhozy and sovkhozy were converted, a large number of agricultural production co-operatives was created. Most of these co-operatives still exist in Russia and some of them have a strong market position, accounting for almost one-third of the aggregate volume produced by large farms. This study explores whether social capital might be the explanation for this relative success, i.e. that members support their co-operative because they trust their fellow members as well as the leadership. Interviews with co-operative members resulted in 1401 usable answers. The results from an ordered logit model indicate that social capital plays a partial role. Members who consider co-operatives to be an efficient business form value social ties to other members, even though the leadership does not enjoy much social capital.

Authors/Creators:Golovina, Svetlana and Hess, Sebastian and Nilsson, Jerker and Wolz, Axel
Title:Social capital in Russian agricultural production co-operatives
Series Name/Journal:Post-Communist Economies
Year of publishing :2014
Depositing date:2015
Page range:522-536
Number of Pages:15
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E20 Organization, administration and management of agricultural enterprises or farms
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Business Administration
Agrovoc terms:russia, agriculture, production, economics
Keywords:Social capital, Agriculture, Production, Russia
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Web of Science (WoS)000343827400005
ID Code:11868
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
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Deposited On:17 Feb 2015 12:17
Metadata Last Modified:09 Sep 2020 14:17

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