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Cooperative Structure, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Industry Organization
Also see Financial Management, Management, Risk Management, or a specific type of cooperative

Atlantic Canada Co-op Merger: Weaving a Cloth of Many Threads
By Tom Webb, Cooperative Grocer March/April 2001

Between State and Market Forces: Greek Agricultural Organizations in Transition Period
Vassilis Petronis, XIIV Economic History Congress, Buenos Aires, 2002

Butter settlement: a glimpse into the future of antitrust enforcement?
By Donald A. Frederick, Rural Cooperatives November/December 2000

The Case of Cooperative Mixed Duopoly
Berit Tennbakk, University of California, Berkeley, 1992

A Century of the Philippine Cooperative Movement
by Prof. Jorge V. Sibal
UP SOLAIR, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

A closer look at grain co-op mergers and acquisitions, 1993-97
by Anthony Crooks, Rural Cooperatives November/December 2000

Commitment to cooperative systems
Rural Cooperatives January/February 2001

A Comparison of Managerial Behavior in Cooperatives and Investor Owned Firms Serving Farmers,
Ellis Edward Perraut
Plan B Paper, Michigan State University, (4.85mb)

Consolidation of Balance Sheet Components During Cooperative Mergers
Research Report 139. 32 pgs. 1995. James Wadsworth and David Chesnick
USDA Rural Development

Co-op Atlantic Stores to Merge
By Tom Webb Cooperative Grocer November/December 2000

Cooperative Conversion and Restructuring in Theory and Practice
by Patrick Mooney and Thomas Gray
USDA
RSB Research Report 185
January 2002

Cooperative Formation and Financial Contracting in Agricultural Markets
Brent Hueth, Philippe Marcoul, and Roger Ginder, CARD Working Paper 03-WP 349, Iowa State University, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development October 2004

Cooperative marketing in the new millennium
by Randall Torgerson Rural Cooperatives January/February 2000

Cooperative Merger/Consolidation Negotiations: The Important Role of Facilitation
CIR 52. 19 pgs. 1996
Bruce C. Reynolds, James J. Wadsworth and Donald A. Frederick
USDA Rural Development

Cooperative Organization and Structure USDA Rural Development

Cooperative Principles as Constraints for Public Goods Production
by Bruce Reynolds. USDA. Publication for the NCR - 194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting held on December 12-13, 2000.

Cooperative Restructuring, 1989 - 1998
Service Report 57. 1998. James J. Wadsworth
USDA Rural Development

Cooperative Unification: Highlights From 1989 to Early 1999
Research Report 174. 1999
Bruce C. Reynolds, James J. Wadsworth and Donald A. Frederick
USDA Rural Development

Co-ops help tobacco farmers transition to new crops
by Pamela J. Karg Rural Cooperatives September/October 2000

Cooperatives in a Changing Global Food System
Research Report 157. 13 pgs. 1997. Michael F. Seipel and William D. Heffernan
USDA Rural Development

Cooperatives' Role in Hog Contract Production
Research Report 116. 22 pgs. 1993. V. James Rhodes
USDA Rural Cooperatives

Corn Belt Grain Cooperatives Adjust to Challenges of 1980s, Poised for 1990s
Research Report 117. 35 pgs. 1993. David Cummins
USDA Rural Development

Cost of Capital for Agricultural Cooperatives
Research Report 163. 1998. Glenn Pederson
USDA Rural Development

Current Law & Economics Debate: Tools for Assessing Fundamental Cooperative Changes?,
By Thomas L. Sporleder and Robert A. Skinner,
NCR-194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting Presentation Paper, October 29, 2003

Dakota Growers Pasta Company and the Discourse of Conversion,
Final Report Submitted to Rural Development -- Cooperative Programs United States Department of Agriculture, Curtis W. Stofferahn, 2006

Driving Forces and Success Factors for Strategic Alliances, Joint Ventures, Mergers, and Acquisitions among Local Cooperatives.
by Jennifer Vandeburg, Joan Fulton, Susan Hine, and Kevin McNamara. Publication for the NCR - 194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting held on December 12-13, 2000.

Effects of managers’ power on capital structure: a study of Italian agricultural cooperatives
Carlo Russoa, Dave Weatherspoon, Christopher Peterson, Massimo Sabbatinia 2000

The Emergence of Non-Traditional Cooperative Structures: Public and Private Policy Issues,
by Fabio R. Chaddad and Michael L. Cook
NCR-194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting Presentation Paper, October 29, 2003

Equity Redemption and Member Equity Allocation Practices of Ag Co-ops,
Research Report 124. 25 pgs. 1993. Robert C. Rathbone and Roger A. Wissman
USDA Rural Development

An Examination of Member and Non-member Issues in Fruit and Vegetable Marketing Cooperatives in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Region. Publication for the NCR - 194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting held on December 12-13, 2000

Factors Underlying Producer Investments in Processing Cooperatives
by Michael A. Boland, Jayson Lusk, and David Barton, Kansas State University
Publication for the NCR - 194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting held on November 11-12, 1999

The Future of U.S Agricultural Cooperatives: A Neo-Institutional Approach,
Michael L. Cook
American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 77, No. 5, 1995

The Future Viability of the Federated Structure,
By Kim Zeuli, Elizabeth Howard, Brian Gould, and Bob Cropp
NCR-194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting Presentation Paper, October 29, 2003

Finding a niche How Dakota Growers Pasta co-op found success in a highly competitive market
By Michael Boland and David Barton Rural Cooperatives July/August 2001

Group Action and One-one Marketing in Agriculture: An Oxymoron?
by Peter Goldsmith and Hamish Gow. Publication for the NCR - 194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting held on December 12-13, 2000.

How Consumer Characteristics and Preferences Influence Structural Options: A Study of Twin City Natural Food Co-ops.
by Lisa Mancino. Publication for the NCR - 194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting held on December 12-13, 2000.

Improving Vertical Coordination from Farm-to-Plant Using a Cooperative,
By Peerapon Prasertsri and Richard L. Kilmer
Selected Paper
American Agricultural Economics Association - 2003

Innovations in Cooperative Ownership: Converted and Hybrid Listed Cooperatives, Bekkum, O.F. van, and J. Bijman, 2006

Incentive Payments in Danish Cooperative Creameries
Morten Hviid, School of Economic and Social Studies and Centre for Competition and Regulation, University of East Anglia May 2001

Is a National Pork Marketing Cooperative Viable?
by Brad Gehrke and James Matson. Publication for the NCR - 194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting held on December 12-13, 2000.

LLCs Offer New Option for Rural Businesses, by Donald A. Frederick. Rural Development, July-August, 1997.

The Limited Liability Company Versus the New Generation Cooperative: Alternative Business Forms for Rural Economic Development
New Generation Cooperatives Project Output, Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, 2000.

Local Cooperatives' Role in Emerging Dairy Industry
Research Report 162. 25 pgs. 1998. Julie A. Hogeland
USDA Rural Development

Local Farm Supply, Marketing Cooperatives Financial Trends: Changes in the 1990s
Research Report 171. 1999. E. Eldon Eversull
USDA Rural Development

Long-Term Financing in US and European Agricultural Cooperatives: Emerging Methods for Ameliorating Investment Contraints ,
by Constantine Illiopoulos
NCR-194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting Presentation Paper, October 29, 2003

Marketing Fed Cattle: Cooperative Opportunity
Service Report 38. 51 pgs. 1993. Clement E. Ward, Timm J. Bliss, and Julie A. Hogeland
USDA Rural Development

Membership Structural Design: A Pilot Test on DHI Cooperatives
Research Report 131. 23 pgs. 1994. Thomas W. Gray and Gillian Butler
USDA Rural Development

Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, and Strategic Alliances in Agricultural Cooperatives
by Darren Hudson and Cary W. "Bill" Herndon
Research Report 2000-009, September 2000
University of Mississippi

Modeling Members Response to Farmer Owned Alternative Capital Management Strategies
by Francisco Diaz-Hermelo, Edward Smith, and Allan Gray. Publication for the NCR - 194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting held on December 12-13, 2000.

NCGA Board Envisions Big Picture
By Robynn Shrader, Cooperative Grocer January/February 2001

A Neo-Institutional Assessment of Cooperative Evolution: Comparing the Australian Wheat Board and the Fonterra Dairy Group ,
by Dr. David Trechter
NCR-194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting Presentation Paper, October 29, 2003

New Generation Cooperatives Case Study: New Generation Cooperatives: The Future of Agriculture: An Introduction
by Jennifer Waner, New Generation Cooperatives: Case Studies, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, 2000

New Generation Cooperatives Case Study: New Generation Cooperatives: A Short History of the Idea and the Enterprise
by Igor Kotov, New Generation Cooperatives: Case Studies, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, 2000

New Generation Cooperatives Defined, by Bob Cropp, UWCC. From a presentation to the New Generation Cooperatives Conference, April 1, 1996 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

New Generation Cooperatives: External Environment and Investor Characteristics
A paper by David Cobia, professor of Agricultural Economics at North Dakota State University. Presented at the Food and Agricultural Marketing Consortium Conference, Las Vegas, NV, January 16-17, 1997.

Positioning California's Agricultural Cooperatives for the Future.
Shermain Hardesty, ARE Update, Vol. 8, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2005

Post Merger Performance of Agricultural Cooperatives
By Timothy J. Richards, Mark R. Manfredo
American Agricultural Economics Association - 2001, Annual Meeting

The Real Options Approach to Evaluating a New Generation Cooperative
by Michael D. Bailey and Thomas L. Sporleder. Publication for the NCR - 194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting held on December 12-13, 2000

Reasserting the Co- operative Advantage: Report Commissioned by the Society for Co-operative Studies
by Roger Spear, Peter Davis, John Donaldson, Richard Bickle, and Alan Wilkins

Response of Cooperative Elevators to Changes In Government Policies
Research Report 153. 21 pgs. 1997. Larry Stearns, David W. Cobia and Marc Warman
USDA Rural Development

Role of Local Co-ops In the Emerging Swine Industry
Research Report 144. 19 pgs. 1995. Julie A. Hogeland
USDA Rural Development

The Role of Farmer Cooperatives in a Changing Agricultural Economy,
by Joseph D. Coffey,
Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 19, Number 1, pages 29-30

The Role of Cooperatives in Providing Local Answers to Globalization.
by Levin, Mark. , ILO Cooperative Branch, Geneva. San Josť, Costa Rica, May 2001 Keynote Speech to the 10th National Cooperative Congress.

Some say Pork America represents best, and possibly last, chance for hog farmers to gain significant market access
by James Matson and Brad C. Gehrke Rural Development September/October 2000

The South Dakota Soybean Processors Cooperative: Socioeconomic Impacts.
by Evert Van der Sluis and Paula Loewe. Publications for the NCR - 194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting held on December 12-13, 2000.

Stakeholder Cooperation
Shann Turnbull, Macquarie University, Sydney
Journal Of Cooperative Studies, Vol. 29, No. 3, 1997

Starting a Value-Added Agribusiness: The Legal Perspective
New Generation Cooperatives Project Output, By Mark J.Hanson Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, 2000.

Structural Change in the Dairy Cooperative Sector, 1992-2000,
by Carolyn Liebrand
USDA, Rural Development, Rural Business-Cooperative Service Research Report 187, 2001

Structural Characteristics of Farmer Cooperatives and Their Behavioral Consequences
John M. Staatz, 1987

Study finds that new-generation and traditional co-ops have major beneficial impacts on rural communities
by Patrick Duffey Rural Cooperatives July/August 2000

Sugar cooperatives restructure to combat foreign threats, low prices
by Pamela J. Karg, Rural Cooperatives January/February 2001

Turmoil of early 20th century led to USDA role in assisting co-ops
By Patrick Duffey Rural Cooperatives July/August 2001

Turnaround Time: Restructuring Pays Off for Pro-Fac Following Curtis Burns Deal, Rural Development, July-August, 1997.

USDA Rural Development programs help fuel co-op movement
by Jill Long Thompson Rural Cooperatives May/June 2000

Vertical Coordination of Agriculture in Farming -Dependent Areas
by Luther G. Tweeton and Cornelia B. Flora, Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, March 2001. This report includes a section on cooperatives

Wheat Grain Cooperatives Adjust to Challenges of 1980s, Poised for 1990s
Research Report 132. 60 pgs. 1994. David E. Cummins
USDA Rural Development

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