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Management of Cooperatives
Also see Financial Management, Management, Member Relations, Risk Management, or a specific type of cooperative

An Analysis of the Relationship between Communications Policies and Member Commitment to Cooperatives.
by David Trechter and Robert P King. Publication for the NCR - 194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting held on December 12-13, 2000.

Appraising Manager Performance
Research Report 136. 48 pgs. 1994. Galen W. Rapp
USDA Rural Development

Building a Unified Voice for Sustainable Agriculture
By Kai Siedenburg, Cooperative Grocer July/August 2001

Business Plan: Bam Nadee Micro-grid Cooperative
The World Bank Group

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

Cooperative Employee Compensation, 1999,
by Beverly Rotan
Rural Business - Cooperative Service
RBS Research Report 189
U.S. Department of Agriculture, October 2001

Bylaws for Cooperatives, including a Sample Outline, from How to Start a Cooperative, Cooperative Information Report 7, United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Business- Cooperative Service
Galen Rapp and Gerald Ely, Revised September 1996.

California co-ops struggle to cope with the state's energy crisis
by Catherine Merlo, Rural Cooperatives March/April 2001

CGIN Listserv -- Cooperative Grocers' Information Network. The purpose of this list is to help encourage and facilitate the exchange of information among CGIN members.

Compensation for Farmer Cooperative Directors A Statistical Analysis ,
By Bruce J. Reynolds
NCR-194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting Presentation Paper, October 29, 2003

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

Co-op Union Conflict Yields Problem-Solving Lessons
By Pam Mehnert, Cooperative Grocer May/June 2001

Cooperative Feasibility Guide
By James Matson
United States Department of Agriculture
Rural Business - Cooperative Service
Service Report 58

Cooperative Management.
CIR 1 Section 8. 35 pgs. Revised 1995. Galen W. Rapp

Cooperative Brands
Service Report 27. 92 pgs. 1990. Karen J. Spatz and Bruce J. Reynolds
USDA Rural Development

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

Consultant's feasibility study can predict success of 'next great idea'
by James Matson Rural Cooperatives July/August 2000

.Coop Fact Sheet
Information about the new .coop top-level internet domain from NCBA. July 2001

Cooperative Employee Compensation
Research Report 114. 34 pgs. 1993. Beverly Rotan
USDA Rural Development

Cooperative Grocers Associations: Advancing cooperation among cooperatives
By Robynn Shrader, Cooperative Grocer May/June 2001

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

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.

Cooperatives and Group Action ,
by Mike Cook
In Food and Agricultural Marketing Issues for the 21st Century,
Padberg, ed., FAMC 93-1, Texas A&M University, 1993, pp. 154-69

Cost Overruns and Expansion Problems
By John Corbett, Cooperative Grocer May/June 2001

Decision-Making in Cooperatives With Diverse Member Interests
Research Report 155. 18 pgs. 1997. Bruce J. Reynolds.
USDA Rural Development

Developing Nirvana: A Parable of Supervision
By Allen Seidner, Cooperative Grocer January/February 2001

Director assessments are building blocks to productive board-management relationships
by James J. Wadsworth, Rural Cooperatives November/December 2000

Downward spiral for commodity prices continues; bottom line mixed for Plains co-ops
by David Cummins, Rural Cooperative November/December 2000

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.

Effective member relations essential to keep co-op spirit alive & kicking
By Jim Wadsworth Rural Cooperatives March/April 2001

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

E-merging Co-ops
By Dave Gutknecht Cooperative Grocer November-December 2000

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

Expansion Case Study: A Near Miss at Mississippi Market
By Carolee Colter, Cooperative Grocer January/February 2001

The Farm Business Environment and New Generation Cooperatives as an Innovation Strategy,
Peter D. Goldsmith and Samuel Kane,
NCR-194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting Paper, November 13, 2002.

For Today, For Our Future
By Dave Gutknecht, Cooperative Grocer May/June 2001

Got the AM/PM Blues?
By Mark Mulcahy, Cooperative Grocer March/April 2001

A Greater Velocity of Cooperation: CCMA Awards
By Dave Gutknecht, Cooperative Grocer 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.

Guidelines for Cooperative Bylaws, developed by the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives

Hiring in a (Still) Tight Labor Market
By Carolee Colter, Cooperative Grocer July/August 2001

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.

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.

How well are dairy cooperatives performing?
by Carolyn Liebrand Rural Cooperatives July/August 2000

Human Resources Survey Gives a Close Look at Co-op Compensation
By Walden Swanson and Dave Gutnecht, Cooperative Grocer March/April 2001

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 co-ops embrace high-tech agronomy systems
by E. Eldon Eversull, Rural Cooperatives May/June 2001

Location, Location, Location...and Site, Site, Site: Co-ops are Retailers, Too
By Peter Davis, Cooperative Grocer January/February 2001

Managerial Compensation in Midwestern Cooperatives: Results from a Follow-up Study
by Robert P. King, David D. Trechter; David Cobia, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Applied Economics, Staff Paper P97-11. This document requires Adobe Acrobat for viewing.

Managing Cooperative Antitrust Risk
CIR 38. 33 pgs. 1989. Donald A. Frederick
USDA Rural Development

Marketing Coordination in Agricultural Cooperatives
Research Report 159. 13 pgs. 1997. Roger A. Wissman
USDA Rural Development

Member Linkage Tool Builds Policy and Action
By Karen Zimbelman, Cooperative Grocer January/February 2001

Net savings dipped in 1999 for most corn-soybean and wheat-barley co-ops
by David Cummins, Rural Cooperatives September/October 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 Internet name for cooperatives provides new marketing, membership opportunities
By Paul Hazen Rural Cooperatives March/April 2001

Newsletters as Marketing Tool
By Patricia Cumbia Cooperative Grocer November-December 2000

Opportunities and Obligations
By Dave Gutknecht, Cooperative Grocer July/August 2001

Organizing and Conducting Cooperatives' Annual Meetings
CIR 21. 63 pgs. Revised 1992
USDA Rural Development

Peach Growers Cling to Association
by Pamela J. Karg, Rural Cooperatives January/February 2001

Plains Cotton Co-op uses computer technology to pursue business-to-business strategy
by Pamela J. Karg, Rural Cooperatives November/December 2000

Problems and Issues Facing Farmer Cooperatives
By Thomas W. Gray and Charles A. Kraenzle
United States Department of Agriculture
Rural Business - Cooperative Service
Research Report 192, September 2002

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

Record cranberry crops, soft markets force industry to eye marketing order
by Pamela J. Karg, Rural Cooperatives May/June 2001

Recruiting and Training Co-op Employees
CIR 36. 44 pgs. Reprinted 1990. Galen W. Rapp
USDA Rural Development

Research key to expanding co-op knowledge and understanding
by Randall Torgerson Rural Cooperatives March/April 2001

Retail Operations Survey 2000
By Walden Swanson, Peg Nolan, and Dave Gutknecht, Cooperative Grocer July/August 2001

The Role of Management Behavior in Agricultural Cooperatives ,
by Mike Cook
Journal of Agricultural Cooperatives
Vol. 9, 1994

Sample Policies for Cooperatives
CIR 39. 46 pgs. Reprinted 1993. Galen W Rapp
USDA Rural Development

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.

Staff Pow-wows Provide a Team Boost
By Allen Seidner, Cooperative Grocer July/August 2001

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.

Strategic Planning: A Conceptual Model for Small and Midsize Farmer Cooperatives.
Research Report 112. 19 pgs. 1993. James Wadsworth, James Staiert and Beverly Rotan
USDA Rural Development

Strategic Planning Handbook for Cooperatives
CIR 48. 32 pgs. 1994. (Slightly revised 1995)
By Jerry Namken and Galen W. Rapp USDA Rural Development

Strategic Planning in Farmer Cooperatives ,
by James J. Wadsworth
USDA - Rural-Business Cooperative Service, RBS Research Report 184, September 2001

Strategic Planning Systems of Large Farmer Cooperatives
Research Report 103. 27 pgs. 1992. James Wadsworth
USDA Rural Development

Strategic Planning Study of the Dairy Herd Improvement System
Research Report 150. 33 pgs. 1996. James J. Wadsworth
USDA Rural Development

Strengthening Ethics Within Agricultural Cooperatives
Research Report 151. 52 pgs. 1997. Paul Lasley, Phillip Baumel, Ronald Deiter, and Pat Hipple
USDA Rural Development

The Sunkist label has been almost synonymous with citrus fruit for 104 years. But the outfit behind it seems slow to adapt to a changing world. Article from October 5, 1998 issue of Forbes

Trade Takes a Tumble: Cooperative trade plunges 41% as Asian markets cool
by Tracey L. Kennedy Rural Cooperatives September/October 2000

Using Survey Data to Improve Co-ops
By John Eicholz, Cooperative Grocer July/August 2001

What Cooperative Employees Do
CIR 18. 33 pgs. 1995. Galen W. Rapp
USDA Rural Development

What the Co-op Manager Does.
CIR 16. 30 pgs. 1993. C.H. Kirkman, Jr., and Gene Ingalsbe
USDA Rural Development

Why do co-operatives fail as co-operatives?
David Griffiths
Co-operative Federation of Victoria, Ltd., Australia, May 2003

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