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dc.contributor.authorDonoso, Ignacio
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-27T21:35:00Z
dc.date.available2017-03-27T21:35:00Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/10633
dc.description.abstractInternationalisation of agricultural co-operatives is a worldwide trend that has been identified by several studies as one of the key challenges co-operatives are currently facing. The main question that this paper aims to answer is: how can agricultural co-operatives internationalise without generating conflicts with or distancing themselves from their members? Starting with a comprehensive literature review of the internationalisation of agricultural co-operatives globally, the paper introduces a new descriptive model for determining internationalisation of co-operatives. Using the mentioned model, the paper develops in detail the case studies of two New Zealand co-operatives: Fonterra, a pure co-operative in the dairy industry and Zespri, a co-operative hybrid in the kiwifruit industry, and their internationalisation situation. Based on a cross-case comparison the paper finally outlines the risks, potential conflicts and critical factors these two co-operatives face in their internationalisation process. Keywords: agricultural co-operatives, internationalisation, international business, agribusiness, dairy industry, kiwifruit, Fonterra, Zespri.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.subjectZespri International Limiteden_US
dc.subjectFonterra (Firm)en_US
dc.subjectDairying, Cooperative -- Economic aspectsen_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Cooperative -- Economic aspectsen_US
dc.subjectInternational business enterprisesen_US
dc.subjectInvestments, New Zealanden_US
dc.titleThe challenge of agricultural co-operatives internationalisation : case studies of Fonterra and Zespri : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Business Studies in Agribusiness at Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgribusinessen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Business Studies (M.B.S.)en_US


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