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Governance of production co-operatives in Russian agriculture

Nilsson, Jerker and Golovina, Svetlana and Hess, Sebastian and Wolz, Axel (2016). Governance of production co-operatives in Russian agriculture. Annals of public and cooperative economics. 87 :4 , 541-562
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apce.12123


Many Soviet kolkhozy and sovkhozy were transformed into agricultural production co-operatives, because the farm workers would have had large transaction costs in any other type of organization. These co-operatives still hold a strong market position. This study explores the hypothesis that this market strength could be due to low governance costs, obtained through strong manager power. As managers want the co-operative to survive, they make limited investments in the co-operative and pay low wages. The members, however, do not consider this to be problematic. They appreciate the community within the village, their private plots of land and the co-operative's services. Hence the existence of the co-operatives is not threatened.

Authors/Creators:Nilsson, Jerker and Golovina, Svetlana and Hess, Sebastian and Wolz, Axel
Title:Governance of production co-operatives in Russian agriculture
Series Name/Journal:Annals of public and cooperative economics
Year of publishing :2016
Page range:541-562
Number of Pages:22
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 > E10 Agricultural economics and policies
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Business Administration
Keywords:Russia, production co-operative, labour co-operative, governance, agriculture
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ID Code:13775
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
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Deposited On:21 Dec 2016 07:31
Metadata Last Modified:09 Sep 2020 14:17

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