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Social networks and member participation in cooperative governance

Morfi, Chrysoula and Nilsson, Jerker and Hakelius, Karin and Karantininis, Konstantinos (2021). Social networks and member participation in cooperative governance. Agribusiness : An International Journal. 37 , 264–285
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This study explored the relations between the farmer-members' social networks and their interest in cooperative governance, specifically their willingness to be elected representatives. Several researchers assert that member interest in cooperative governance is related to social factors. The empirical basis consists of surveys of random samples of Swedish farmers conducted in 1993, 2003, and 2013. The results indicate a strong relationship between the social networks and the farmers' propensity to participate in cooperative governance. This relationship has persisted even though the investigated 20-year period was very turbulent for Swedish agriculture. Over time, members have become more willing to be elected when they receive backing from their social networks, with personal networks being more important than professional networks. The professional networks are related only to the level of aspiration and not actual participation in governance. [EconLit Citations: D73, P13, Q13].

Authors/Creators:Morfi, Chrysoula and Nilsson, Jerker and Hakelius, Karin and Karantininis, Konstantinos
Title:Social networks and member participation in cooperative governance
Series Name/Journal:Agribusiness : An International Journal
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:37
Page range:264–285
Number of Pages:22
ISSN:0742-4477
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Restricted
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Business Administration
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-107046
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-107046
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DOI10.1002/agr.21660
Web of Science (WoS)000556048300001
ID Code:23418
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Work Science, Business Economics, and Environmental Psychology (until 2020)
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Deposited On:05 May 2021 07:23
Metadata Last Modified:12 May 2021 07:04

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