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Промени в гавърнанса на земеделските кооперации в България
Changes in the governance of agriculture cooperatives in Bulgaria

Author(s): Angel Sarov, Ivan Boevsky
Subject(s): Agriculture, Governance, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: agricultural cooperatives; governance; organizational changes;
Summary/Abstract: This paper analyzes the changes in the governance of agriculture cooperatives in Bulgaria. The researcher team put focus on external and internal mechanisms that influence organizational design of the cooperatives: market turbulence; destructive competition; participation of members in decision-making process; abuse of power resource by the Chairman; professionalizing of governance bodies; a change the goals. The team summarizes the empirical findings and claimed that the governance of Bulgarian agricultural cooperatives increasingly changing from the traditional cooperative model.