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Galen W. Rapp, "Cooperative Management", CIR 1 Section 8, 1995.

Karen J. Spatz and Bruce J. Reynolds, "Cooperative Brands", USDA Rural Development, Service Report 27, 1990.

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

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

C.H. Kirkman, Jr., and Gene Ingalsbe, "What the Co-op Manager Does", USDA Rural Development, CIR 16, 1993.

Frank Groves, "Selecting and Evaluating the Cooperative Manage"r, UWCC Occasional Paper No 9 , September 1987.

"Coop Fact Sheet"

"Are You Ready To Export?"
Short quiz from FAS.

Robert Cropp, "Evaluating Board Performance", January 1996.

Beverly Rotan, "Cooperative Employee Compensation", USDA Rural Development, Research Report 114, 1993.

Bruce Reynolds, "Cooperative Principles as Constraints for Public Goods Production", 194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting, December 12-13, 2000.

Bruce J. Reynolds, "Decision-Making in Cooperatives With Diverse Member Interests", USDA Rural Development, Research Report 155, 1997.

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

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

UWCC, "Guidelines for Cooperative Bylaws"

Home Base: The Playbook for Cooperative Development
While this NCB Capital Impact publication guide is written specifically with cooperatives in mind, it is a useful tool for anyone undertaking a major multifamily real estate development project. Home Base is primarily intended for consumers, providing tenant groups and nonprofit developers a clear, step-by-step process for conversion to, or construction of, cooperative buildings. To download the guide or order a free copy, visit http://www.ncbcapitalimpact.org.

Carolyn Liebrand, "How well are dairy cooperatives performing?", Rural Cooperatives, July/August 2000.

Donald A. Frederick, "Managing Cooperative Antitrust Risk", USDA Rural Development, CIR 38, 1989.

Roger A. Wissman, Marketing Coordination in Agricultural Cooperatives", USDA Rural Development, Research Report 159, 1997.

Bob Cropp, "New Generation Cooperatives Defined", New Generation Cooperatives Conference, April 1, 1996.

"Organizing and Conducting Cooperatives' Annual Meetings", USDA Rural Development, CIR 21, 1992.

Thomas W. Gray and Charles A. Kraenzle, "Problems and Issues Facing Farmer Cooperatives", Research Report 192, September 2002.

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

Galen W. Rapp, "Sample Policies for Cooperatives", USDA Rural Development, CIR 39, 1993.

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

James Wadsworth, James Staiert, and Beverly Rotan, "Strategic Planning: A Conceptual Model for Small and Midsize Farmer Cooperatives", USDA Rural Development, Research Report 112, 1993.

Jerry Namken and Galen W. Rapp, "Strategic Planning Handbook for Cooperatives", USDA Rural Development, CIR 48, 1994.

James J. Wadsworth, "Strategic Planning in Farmer Cooperatives", RBS Research Report 184, September 2001.

James Wadsworth, "Strategic Planning Systems of Large Farmer Cooperatives", USDA Rural Development, Research Report 103, 1992.

James J. Wadsworth, "Strategic Planning Study of the Dairy Herd Improvement System", USDA Rural Development, Research Report 150, 1996.

Paul Lasley, Phillip Baumel, Ronald Deiter, and Pat Hipple, "Strengthening Ethics Within Agricultural Cooperatives", USDA Rural Development, Research Report 151, 1997.

Galen W. Rapp, "What Cooperative Employees Do", USDA Rural Development, CIR 18, 1995.

C.H. Kirkman, Jr. and Gene Ingalsbe, "What the Co-op Manager Does", USDA Rural Development, CIR 16, 1993.

Marilyn Scholl, "Monitoring: Board's role in performance assurance policy governance", May 1995.

Donald A. Frederick, "Managing Cooperative Antitrust Risk", USDA Rural Development,
CIR 38, 1989.

Shann Turnball, "Why Unitary Boards Are Not Best Practice: A Case for Compound Boards",
Sydney at the First European Conference on Corporate Governance, Belgium's National Bank, Brussels, November 16, 2000.

Shann Turnball, "Stakeholder Cooperation", Sydney Journal Of Cooperative Studies, Vol. 29, No. 3, 1997.

Shann Turnball, "Employee Governance", Sydney at the First European Conference on Corporate Goverance, Belgium's National Bank, Brussels, November 16, 2000.

Marilyn Scholl, "Policy Governance", December 1994.

"History and Theory of Cooperatives"

Fabio Chaddad and Thomas Heckelei, "Access to Capital and Firm-Level Investment Behavior in Food Industries: A Comparison of Cooperatives and Publicly Traded Firms", Annual Meeting of American Agricultural Economics Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 27-30, 2003.

Shermain D. Hardesty and Vikas D. Salgia, "Comparative Performance of Agricultural Cooperatives and Investor-Owned Firms", Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, 2004.

Alisher Akramovich Umarov, "Equity Valuation for New Generation Cooperatives", Masters Thesis, Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University, 2002.

David Cobia, "New Generation Cooperatives: External Environment and Investor Characteristics", Food and Agricultural Marketing Consortium Conference, Las Vegas, NV, January 16-17, 1997.

Peter Goldsmith and Hamish Gow, "Strategic Positioning Under Agricultural Structural Change: A Critique of Long Jump Co-operative Ventures", American Agricultural Economics Association, 2001.

Cooperative course materials from the Quentin Burdick Center for Cooperatives at NDSU

C. H. Kirkman, Jr, "Cooperative Member Responsibilities and Control", USDA Rural Development, CIR 1 Section 7, 1993.

Bruce J. Reynolds, Thomas W. Gray and Charles A. Kraenzle, "Voting and Representation Systems in Agricultural Co-ops", USDA Rural Developmentmen, Research Report 156, 1997.

"Director Liability in Agricultural Cooperatives"

Thomas L. Sporleder and Michael D. Bailey, "Using Real Options to Evaluate Producer Investment in New Generation Cooperatives",American Agricultural Economics Association, 2001.

Brian M. Henehan and Neil H. Pelsue, "The Use of Discriminant Growth Analysis in Measuring Cooperative Growth Factors", Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 15, No. 2, October 1986.