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TitleScale, scope and survival : a comparison of cooperative and capitalist modes of production
Author(s)Monteiro, Natália
Stewart, Geoff
KeywordsCooperatives
Capitalist firms
Firm ownership
Issue date2013
PublisherUniversidade do Minho. Núcleo de Investigação em Políticas Económicas (NIPE)
Abstract(s)This paper draws on a comprehensive data set from Portugal to investigate the activities, internal characteristics and survival prospects of cooperatives and capitalist enterprises. Consistent with theory, high levels of market concentration and low entry costs were shown to be conducive to cooperatives. Cooperatives were found to be, on average, older and to operate with a larger, more highly educated and more productive labour forces than their capitalist counterparts. Finally, we show that cooperatives have a markedly higher probability of survival than capitalist enterprises, even after controlling for industry and fi rm characteristics.
TypeWorking paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/24134
Publisher versionhttp://www3.eeg.uminho.pt/economia/nipe/docs/2013/NIPE_WP_08_2013.pdf
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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