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What Do We Know About the Economic Efficiency of Cooperatives: An Evaluative Survey

Richard J. Sexton and Julie Iskow

Journal of Agricultural Cooperation, 1993, vol. 08, 13

Abstract: A debate has arisen concerning the economic efficiency of cooperatives relative to other organizational forms. This paper discusses the efficiency concepts and economic theory relevant to the debate and then proceeds to study the empirical evidence. No credible evidence exists to support the proposition that cooperatives are inefficient relative to investor-owned businesses.

Keywords: Agribusiness (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1993
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