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Agricultural cooperative development and institutional change. Swedish examples from 1990 to 2020

Nilsson, Jerker (2022). Agricultural cooperative development and institutional change. Swedish examples from 1990 to 2020. International Journal on Food System Dynamics. 13 :2 , 115-127
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Abstract

This paper shows how cooperatives’ changing organizational structures can be explained by the Theory of Institutional Change. When a cooperative’s decision makers receive exogenous signals, endogenous processes concerning organizational adaptations start. Radical changes are met with resistance, such as the conver sion of a traditional cooperative into an entrepreneurial cooperative (where members have individual ownership) or a farmer-controlled business (external investors participate in ownership and governance). Cooperative memberships and leaderships may have change agents who advocate for new institutions while gatekeepers try to resist them.
The development of Swedish agricultural cooperatives from 1990 until 2020 illustrates this theoretical reasoning.

Authors/Creators:Nilsson, Jerker
Title:Agricultural cooperative development and institutional change. Swedish examples from 1990 to 2020
Series Name/Journal:International Journal on Food System Dynamics
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:13
Number:2
Page range:115-127
Number of Pages:13
ISSN:1869-6945
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Business Administration
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 504 Sociology > Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Keywords:traditional cooperative, hybrid cooperative, cooperative life cycle, cooperative demise, agricultural policy
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-117115
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-117115
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Type of IDID
DOI10.18461/ijfsd.v13i2.B1
ID Code:27926
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:18 May 2022 10:08
Metadata Last Modified:18 May 2022 10:11

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