The Added Value of Cooperation

  • Gert van Dijk
  • Panagiota Sergaki
  • George Baourakis
Part of the Cooperative Management book series (COMA)


The cooperative was characterized in the first chapter as an alliance designed to achieve certain objectives for the participants—the individual cooperators—within the context of (free) markets.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gert van Dijk
    • 1
  • Panagiota Sergaki
    • 2
  • George Baourakis
    • 3
  1. 1.TIAS School for Business and SocietyTilburg UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural EconomicsAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Department of Business Economics and ManagementMediterranean Agronomic Institute of ChaniaChaniaGreece

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