Managing Internationalisation Tensions in Producer Cooperatives

Siedlok, Frank, Elsahn, Ziad and Callagher, Lisa (2021) Managing Internationalisation Tensions in Producer Cooperatives. AIB Insights, 21 (1). p. 19419. ISSN 1938-9590

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Abstract

Cooperatives, an important part of Oceania’s economies, are attracting renewed interest as an organisational form for addressing societal challenges. Yet that mission often depends on growth and internationalisation strategies, which introduce multiple tensions that can lead to an erosion of cooperative principles. How cooperatives can successfully manage such tensions arising from internationalisation has been understudied by IB scholars. Our study of Zespri shows that the transfer of cooperative principles is possible when internationalisation is viewed as an incremental process of learning and active managerial agency aimed at reconciling competing logics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: tensions, cooperatives, co-operatives, internationalisation, zespri
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2021 09:31
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2021 15:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45509

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