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Social Capital Among Members in Grain Marketing Cooperatives of Different Sizes

Feng, Li and Friis, Anna and Nilsson, Jerker (2016). Social Capital Among Members in Grain Marketing Cooperatives of Different Sizes. Agribusiness. 32:1, 113-126
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According to social capital theory, small cooperatives with simple business operations have more social capital in their membership than large, complex cooperatives. The geographical and social proximity among members, and between members and leadership, fosters social capital. This proposition is investigated empirically using data from member surveys in three Swedish farm supply and grain marketing cooperatives that vary greatly in size, from about 36,000 to 1600 and 150 members. The findings strongly support the view that the smaller the cooperative, the higher the social capital, expressed in terms of members' involvement, trust, satisfaction, and loyalty.

Authors/Creators:Feng, Li and Friis, Anna and Nilsson, Jerker
Title:Social Capital Among Members in Grain Marketing Cooperatives of Different Sizes
Series/Journal:Agribusiness (1520-6297)
Year of publishing :2016
Volume:32
Number:1
Page range:113-126
Number of Pages:14
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1520-6297
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Business Administration
Keywords:Economics, Social values, Cooperative Enterprises, Cooperatives, Agricultural Markets and Marketing, Agribusiness
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3226
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3226
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DOI10.1002/agr.21427
ID Code:12999
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:23 Feb 2016 09:23
Metadata Last Modified:29 Apr 2017 23:15

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