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Uniformity in Collective Entrepreneurship: The Case of Food Retail Cooperatives in France

Abstract : Entrepreneurship can be either individual, collective, or both. Cooperatives and independent associated networks are groups of retail and service stores that pool their means. Curiously, there has been a lack of research on retail cooperatives. The objective of this research is to show how these organizations, whose cooperators have a dual status (they are both customers and co-owners of the cooperative), can face the uniformity challenge as efficiently as franchised networks do. The findings highlight the existence of various centralized, decentralized, and mixed processes. This research suggests a model for managing uniformity in food retail cooperatives.
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Fabrice Cassou, Gérard Cliquet, Rozenn Perrigot. Uniformity in Collective Entrepreneurship: The Case of Food Retail Cooperatives in France. Hendrikse G., Cliquet G., Ehrmann T., Windsperger J. Management and Governance of Networks. Contributions to Management Science, Springer, pp.193-211, 2017, 978-3-319-57275-8. ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-57276-5_11⟩. ⟨halshs-01683571⟩

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