JOURNAL OF RURAL COOPERATION

Volume 40 No. 2 (2012) archives

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. ARTICLES

HOW CAN COOPERATIVES REDUCE DEMOCRATIC COSTS WITHOUT INCURRING EXCESSIVE AGENCY COSTS?

Daniela Maria Pozzobon, Decio Zylbersztajn, and Jos Bijman

Abstract
119

THE VALUE OF A NORM: OPEN MEMBERSHIP AND THE HORIZON PROBLEM IN COOPERATIVES

Murray Fulton and Konstantinos Giannakas

Abstract
145

IMPLICATIONS OF THE COOPERATIVE ORGANIZATIONAL FORM FOR VERTICAL EXPANSION

Jeffrey Royer

Abstract
162

THE EFFECTS OF UNCERTAINTY AND CAPITAL SOURCE ON COOPERATIVE FIRM LEVERAGE

Gregory McKee and Ryan Larsen

Abstract
181

THE IMPORTANCE OF COOPERATIVES’ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TO THE LOYALTY OF MEMBERS

Fabiana Cherubim Bortoleto and Davi Rog?rio de Moura Costa

Abstract
198

NON-ECONOMIC DRIVERS INFLUENCING FARMERS’ INCENTIVES TO COOPERATE: DO THEY REMAIN ROBUST THROUGH POLICY CHANGES?

Daniel E. May

Abstract
217

AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT IN CHINA AND VIETNAM SINCE DECOLLECTIVIZATION: A MULTI-STAKEHOLDER APPROACH

TTursinbek Sultan and Axel Wolz

Abstract
239

Published on behalf of the Center for Agricultural Economic Research
by the Hebrew University Magnes Press

The Journal of Rural Cooperation (JRC) welcomes articles, research reports and notes dealing with cooperatives and related rural organizations in developed and less developed countries. Topics of particular interest are cooperatives facing trends of globalization and privatization, the web of cooperative-community relationships, and cooperatives as part of such broader systems as mainstream economics, economies in transition, the social economy or related alternative paradigms.

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