Strategic implications of benchmarking for agricultural cooperatives and farmer-controlled enterprises in Wales

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dc.contributor.author Al-Hasan, Said
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Brychan
dc.contributor.author Haines, Mike
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-15T11:53:59Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-15T11:53:59Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Al-Hasan , S , Thomas , B & Haines , M 2002 , ' Strategic implications of benchmarking for agricultural cooperatives and farmer-controlled enterprises in Wales ' Outlook on Agriculture , vol 31 , no. 4 , pp. 267-274 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 133696
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/3988
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/3988
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ip/ooa en
dc.description Al-Hasan, S., Thomas, B., Haines, M. (2002). Strategic implications of benchmarking for agricultural cooperatives and farmer-controlled enterprises in Wales. Outlook on Agriculture, 31, 4, pp. 267-274(8)   en
dc.description.abstract This paper describes an empirical investigation of the application of benchmarking to cooperative enterprises in Wales to determine whether it was technically feasible, at what cost, and with what results. This entailed close sustained fieldwork with actual cooperatives, which was achieved by investigating the two largest farmer-controlled enterprises (FCEs) in Wales - Clynderwen and Cardiganshire Farmers Ltd, and Wynnstay and Clwyd Farmers Plc, who also collaborated in subsequent management appraisal and remedial action. The paper concludes that benchmarking is strategically feasible, that it has a favourable impact on the perceptions and attitudes of staff and members of participating cooperatives, and that it yields workable priorities and management recommendations, which can be implemented. Wider adoption of the technique by cooperatives is therefore recommended as a viable survival strategy - an alternative to the recent preference for abandonment of cooperative status. This is of particular significance for the marketing/entrepreneurship interface of FCEs in Wales. en
dc.format.extent 8 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Outlook on Agriculture en
dc.subject Benchmarkings en
dc.subject Agricultural Cooperatives en
dc.subject FCES en
dc.title Strategic implications of benchmarking for agricultural cooperatives and farmer-controlled enterprises in Wales en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/000000002101294164
dc.contributor.institution Aberystwyth University en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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