The relationship between performance and governance in agricultural cooperatives : a structural equation modeling approach
Metadata[+] Show full item record
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Previous research in cooperative governance have modeled the relationship between performance and governance using econometric methods such as two-stage least squares (2SLS) estimation and three-stage least squares (3SLS) estimation. This study uses an alternative modeling approach to cooperative governance--structural equation modeling. Treated in a novel way, cooperative performance is measured as a latent variable. The findings contribute a robust measurement model to the literature providing evidence that cooperative performance is best measured by qualitative indicators rather than quantitative financial indicators. The structural model suggests that cooperative performance is weakly associated with governance practices.
Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.