Cooperation and the Weighing of Interests

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


At the core of any cooperative there are various interests. How do members and managers weigh the importance of those interests? There is a special relationship between the cooperative enterprise and its member-owners. As an introduction, we contrast a public stock company with an imaginary investment cooperative. We shall then see three relationships that bind a cooperative firm and its members.


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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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