2016 Scientific Articles

A trust and reciprocity based perspective on governance mechanism in cooperatives

Author: 
Martina Pieperhoff, Katie Hyslop, Dietmar Roessl
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016
Abstract This paper aims to highlight the coordination of relationships between the members of cooperatives from a trust and reciprocity based view. First, the research object is defined and delineated from other similar concepts and terms. We then discuss reciprocity, starting with the foundations (...) Read more
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Activity diversification and performance of agricultural and agri-food cooperatives: proposals for a conceptual framework

Author: 
Martine Vézina, Majdi Ben Selma, Damien Rousselière, Luc K. Audebrand
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract This study consists of a theoretical analysis aiming at proposing an analytical framework forvalue creation throughdiversification strategy in the context of agri-food cooperatives. We mobilize the resource-based view as an alternative theoretical approach to traditional work on activity (...) Read more
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Agricultural Cooperatives in the Netherlands: Key Success Factors

Author: 
Jos Bijman
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016
Abstract The paper argues that the ongoing success of agricultural cooperatives in the Netherlands can be explained by the combination of five factors. First, the Netherlands has an enabling cooperative legislation. Second, cooperatives in the Netherlands have been able to maintain effective member (...) Read more
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Agricultural cooperatives and industrial & territorial ecology: the determinants of a symbiosis

Author: 
Maryline Thenot, Honorine Lescieux-Katir, Christophe Bouteiller
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract For the last decade, Industrial and Territorial Ecology (ITE) has developed rapidly. There have been some fifty territorial initiatives in France (CATEI, 2014), including the Bazancourt-Pomacle biorefinery. A peculiarity of this biorefinery is that it includes two major agricultural (...) Read more
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Agricultural counsels : a way for cooperative groups to recover legitimacy

Author: 
Amanda Vargas Prieto
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract The identity crisis of the cooperative sector in France (Vargas-Prieto, 2013) highlights the agricultural council’s important role in strengthening the connection between the cooperative and its members. We propose a theoretical analysis based on the interaction of different types of (...) Read more
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Appeal for the management of social innovation: the case of joint interest cooperative companies in France

Author: 
Pénélope Codello
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract Reflections and works are developed around the definition of social innovation (EMES network and the trend of social innovation in the United States). We know very little about how this social innovation is produced, such as works on the context of technological innovation, and what (...) Read more
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Basel III capital buffer requirements and credit union prudential regulation: a Canadian evidence

Author: 
Helyoth Hessou, Van Son Lai
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016
Abstract Some Canadian provinces have already adopted Basel III rulesfor the oversight of their administrated credit unions. This paper analyzes the importance of the Basel III additional capital buffer requirements for credit union prudential regulation. Based on a sample of the 100 largest credit (...) Read more
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Can the collaborative economy do without collaboration?

Author: 
Hervé Gouil
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract This article is a synthesis of reflections inspired by exchanges with specialists of the online economy such as Nicolas Colin, co-founder of The Family, and of the sharing economy such as Antonin Léonard from Ouishare, on the one hand, and from sustained dialogue with cooperators including (...) Read more
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Commercial practices supporting Argan products as a performance leverage in women’s cooperatives in the Souss-Massa region of Essaouira

Author: 
Soumia Omari
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract Our study aims to better understand the commercial practices used in argan production cooperatives in order to examine how the creation of these cooperatives promotes sustainable development in the Souss-Massa region and the province of Essaouira, Morocco. We begin by presenting the (...) Read more
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Construction of a solidarity territory from a psychosocial perspective with a chief emphasis on health care and community self-management in the Nuevo Occidente community of Medellin, Columbia, South America

Author: 
Pastor Emilio Pérez Villa
Language: 
Spanish
Year: 
2016
Abstract The macro objective of this study is to design a model focused on comprehensive health assistance for families, social innovation for peace and the promotion of Solidarity-oriented Territories and healthy environments, from the perspective of primary health assistance (in Spanish, APS) and (...) Read more
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