The residual control roles of cooperative board of directors: a preliminary comparative analysis

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The residual control roles of cooperative board of directors: a preliminary comparative analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Cook, Michael L. (Michael Lee), 1943- en
dc.contributor.author Matthews, William A. (William Arthur) en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T18:42:47Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T18:42:47Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007 Fall en
dc.identifier.other MatthewsW-030509-D9206 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4802
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on March 11, 2009) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Agricultural economics. en_US
dc.description.abstract The governance of economic organizations is complex. The theoretical and empirical literature on organizational governance implies that one form of governance mechanism functions the same for all economic organization, regardless of structure. This dissertation examines how the boards of directors, acting as an internal governance mechanism, differ in perception, behavior, and ability across two unique forms of economic organization. A sample of 115 agricultural cooperative members, who serve on their cooperative board of directors, from 17 unique agricultural cooperatives in the state of Missouri were surveyed. Of the 115 individuals, 33 belonged to new generation patron-investor cooperatives and 82 were members of traditional patron cooperatives. The analysis of this survey data indicates that there are significant differences across organizational structure related to the effort invested by board members toward governing, the level of intellectual and social capital board members possess, and the underlying influences that dictate how governing effort is allocated among various roles. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Agricultural cooperative credit associations en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Boards of directors en_US
dc.title The residual control roles of cooperative board of directors: a preliminary comparative analysis en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Agricultural economics en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph.D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b66633345 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 314175013 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2007 Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofcollection 2007 Freely available dissertations (MU)


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