Accommodating Two Worlds in One Organization: Changing Board Models in Agricultural Cooperatives

WJJ Bijman, George Hendrikse, AACJ van Oijen

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Abstract

While most economic organisation literature on cooperatives has focused on changes in income rights, we study changes in the allocation of decision rights between board of directors (representing members) and managers. The traditional role of the board is to direct the activities of the managers. However, professional management increasingly makes most strategic decisions, pushing the board into a supervisory role. We present two groups of findings on changing board¿management relationships. We identify three corporate governance models: traditional, management and corporation. And we present an empirical illustration showing a relationship between the choice of board model, and product portfolio and performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-217
Number of pages14
JournalManagerial and Decision Economics
Volume34
Issue number3-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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  • RSM ORG

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