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Agricultural co-operatives in the Western World: a bibliometric analysis

Agricultural co-operatives in the Western World: a bibliometric analysis
Agricultural co-operatives in the Western World: a bibliometric analysis
Since the establishment of one of the early co-operatives in Western Europe in the 1800s, co-operatives in the Western world have developed exponentially and played essential roles in improving agricultural sustainability. Much research has been carried out on this topic; however, to date, there is no systematic review of this body of the literature. To fill this gap, this paper is designed to identify the main research themes regarding agricultural co-operatives in western countries, and subsequently shed light on avenues for future research in this field. Based on a systematic literature review with bibliometric techniques including citation and co-citation analyses, this study identifies six predominant themes (the social and environmental performance of cooperatives, the governance structures and performance of co-operatives, trust and commitment in co-operatives, comparisons between co-operatives and investor-owned firms (IOFs), financing problems in co-operatives, and women co-operatives) of debates on western co-operatives. Recommendations for future research are finally provided.
Agricultural co-operative, Citation analysis, Co-citation, Sustainability
0959-6526
1-13
Luo, JIanli
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Han, Huiying
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Jia, Fu
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Dong, Hao
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Luo, JIanli
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Han, Huiying
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Jia, Fu
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Dong, Hao
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Luo, JIanli, Han, Huiying, Jia, Fu and Dong, Hao (2020) Agricultural co-operatives in the Western World: a bibliometric analysis. Journal of Cleaner Production, 273, 1-13, [122945]. (doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122945).

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Since the establishment of one of the early co-operatives in Western Europe in the 1800s, co-operatives in the Western world have developed exponentially and played essential roles in improving agricultural sustainability. Much research has been carried out on this topic; however, to date, there is no systematic review of this body of the literature. To fill this gap, this paper is designed to identify the main research themes regarding agricultural co-operatives in western countries, and subsequently shed light on avenues for future research in this field. Based on a systematic literature review with bibliometric techniques including citation and co-citation analyses, this study identifies six predominant themes (the social and environmental performance of cooperatives, the governance structures and performance of co-operatives, trust and commitment in co-operatives, comparisons between co-operatives and investor-owned firms (IOFs), financing problems in co-operatives, and women co-operatives) of debates on western co-operatives. Recommendations for future research are finally provided.

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Accepted/In Press date: 17 June 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 17 July 2020
Published date: 10 November 2020
Keywords: Agricultural co-operative, Citation analysis, Co-citation, Sustainability

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Local EPrints ID: 442085
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/442085
ISSN: 0959-6526
PURE UUID: a5ed37c2-a35d-4996-ab9e-7919bcb2f004
ORCID for Hao Dong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3458-4986

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Date deposited: 07 Jul 2020 16:48
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 05:15

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Author: JIanli Luo
Author: Huiying Han
Author: Fu Jia
Author: Hao Dong ORCID iD

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