Organizational Choice and Behaviour: A Framework for Analyzing Decision-making in Co-operative Organizations
Further, the thesis argues that endogenous and exogenous pressures may cause some organizations to shift their organizational behaviour and form. The researcher examines how internal problems in co-operative organizations (i.e., horizon and principal-agent problems) can exacerbate exogenous pressures (i.e., increasing competition and/or government deregulation) from the market and/or state causing the co-op to imitate the strategies or property rights structure of the IOF in order to cope with these issues.
Profiles of the formation of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Wholesale Society and the Consumers Co-operative Refineries Limited and the conversion of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool are used to illustrate the conceptual framework and support the arguments made in this thesis.
Advisor:Walker, Keith D.; Stoicheff, Peter; Hammond Ketilson, Lou; Fulton, Murray E.; Findlay, Isobel
School:University of Saskatchewan
School Location:Canada - Saskatchewan
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:organizational theory bounded rationality property rights isomorphism social movements cohesion
Date of Publication:09/19/2007