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Sustainability 2018, 10(5), 1586; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10051586

A Life Cycle Explanation of Cooperative Longevity

Division of Applied Social Sciences, University of Missouri, 125C Mumford Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
Received: 12 April 2018 / Revised: 11 May 2018 / Accepted: 13 May 2018 / Published: 16 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cooperative Longevity: Why are So Many Cooperatives So Successful?)
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A micro analytical, interdisciplinary informed framework is presented to postulate why and how some cooperatives endure for long periods of time. This five-phase framework was developed through an extended research process employing inductive and deductive approaches. The paper concludes that cooperative longevity is associated with multiple factors, primarily among them, ability to adapt and ameliorate frictions and subgroup factions. This adaptability leads to multi “life cycles”. Cooperative multi life cycle regeneration is facilitated by a learned and embedded process called “cooperative genius”. View Full-Text
Keywords: cooperative framework; life cycle; property rights cooperative framework; life cycle; property rights
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