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The accumulation of financial and social capital as a means to achieve a sustained competitive advantage for consumer co-operatives
(Lappeenranta University of Technology, 2013-12-12)
By so far, scholars have discussed how the characteristics of consumer co-operatives (cooperative principles, values and the dual role of members as the users and owners) can potentially give them a competitive advantage ...
Co-operative acquisitions – the contextual factors and challenges for co-operatives when acquiring an investorowned firm
(Lappeenranta University of Technology, 2015-12-15)
Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) have been seen as an important strategy in helping organizations to grow, gain access to new markets and resources, increase efficiency, and enable competitiveness in order to fulfil the ...
The purpose of consumer co-operation: implications for the management and governance of co-operatives
(Lappeenranta University of Technology, 2012-11-30)
Extant research on consumer co-operation has acknowledged that the corporate purpose of consumer co-operatives deviates significantly from the purpose of investor-owned firms (IOFs – the dominant form in market economies ...