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Research Handbook on Sustainable Co-operative Enterprise

Research Handbook on Sustainable Co-operative Enterprise

Case Studies of Organisational Resilience in the Co-operative Business Model

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Edited by Tim Mazzarol, Sophie Reboud, Elena Mamouni Limnios and Delwyn Clark

Co-operatives are found in all industry sectors and almost all countries around the world. However, despite their significant economic and social contributions, the academic literature has largely ignored these important businesses. This book is a detailed examination of the co-operative enterprise business model and the factors that help to enhance its sustainability and resilience, as well as those forces that lead to its destruction.

Chapter 10: Different fortunes of three vegetable farmer co-operatives in China

Xuchu Xu, Qiao Liang and Yuling Gao

Subjects: business and management, strategic management

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The development of farmer co-operatives is one of the most important issues facing China today. This chapter describes and compares the development path and status quo of three vegetable farmer co-operatives in China's Zhejiang province. The factors influencing the development path of the three farmer co-operatives are examined. Some key determinants contributing to co-operatives' sustainable development and some managerial implications are explored.

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