University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives
Journal of Agricultural Cooperation

Title Cooperatives in Oligopolistic Industries: The Western Canadian Fertilizer Industry
Author(s) Murray Fulton
Series Volume 4
Issue Date 1989
Abstract The purpose of this paper was to examine the impact of cooperatives on oligopolistic industries. Interestingly, although farm leaders have often extolled the virtues of cooperatives in making the markets in which farmers participate more competitive, only recently has theoretical and empirical work been undertaken on the efficacy of cooperatives in industries where there exist a small number of profit-maximizing firms.

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