EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Collective Entrepreneurship: An Emerging Phenomenon in Producer-Owned Organizations

Michael L. Cook and Brad Plunkett

Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 2006, vol. 38, issue 02

Abstract: This paper introduces and defines the concept of collective entrepreneurship. A review of the defensive single-level rent-seeking objective of traditional agricultural cooperatives is introduced followed by an analysis of recent studies documenting a shift in the objective functions of producers jointly integrating toward more multiple-level rent-seeking entities. This process of shifting from market failure-ameliorating collective action mechanisms toward rent-seeking group action organizations is labeled collective entrepreneurship. The justification for introducing this concept is based on the Olsonian premise that rational, self-interested individuals will not act to achieve their common or group interests without coercion or selective incentives.

Keywords: agricultural cooperatives; entrepreneurship; Agribusiness; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Labor and Human Capital; D23; D72; Q13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (8) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://purl.umn.edu/43777 (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ags:joaaec:43777

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics from Southern Agricultural Economics Association
Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by AgEcon Search ().

 
Page updated 2013-10-11
Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:43777