University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives
Journal of Cooperatives

Title Cooperative Enterprise and Organization Theory
Author(s) Peter Helmberger and Sidney Hoos
Series Volume 10
Issue Date 1995
Abstract This paper shows that organization theory provides a broader interpretation of the firm that is useful for empirical research on cooperative decision making. It will also be shown that by making certain assumptions within an organizational framework, the marginal analysis can be used in deriving hypothesis about cooperative performance in much the same way as it has been used in traditional theory.
Note This article by Peter Helmberger, formerly with Pennsylvania State University and now at University of Wisconsin , and Sidney Hoos, University of California, originally appeared in the Journal of Farm Economics, Volume XLIV, May 1962, Number 2. Reprinted with permission.
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