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dc.contributor.advisorCook, Michael L. (Michael Lee), 1943-en
dc.contributor.authorMatthews, William A. (William Arthur)en_US
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Fallen
dc.descriptionThe 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.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on March 11, 2009)en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Agricultural economics.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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.identifier.merlin.b66633345en_US
dc.identifier.oclc314175013en_US
dc.identifier.otherMatthewsW-030509-D9206en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4802
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2007 Freely available dissertations (MU)
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2007 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshAgricultural cooperative credit associationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshBoards of directorsen_US
dc.titleThe residual control roles of cooperative board of directors: a preliminary comparative analysisen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural economicseng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US


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