Institutional Combination for Cooperative Financing: Trustful Cultures and Transformational Mid-Levelers Overcame Old-Guard Conservatism
19 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2011
Date Written: January 1, 2011
Proper financing is often critical for cooperative development, but banks usually avoid providing it. A federation/consorzi of cooperatives that creates a guarantee fund may help to obtain financing in normal periods, but not in turbulent times which require radical, costly changes. Israeli kibbutzim faced this problem in the 1950s-1960s when they sought industrialization and agricultural change to export crops. Conservative old-guard leaders did not use their ample power to obtain financing for the turnaround. A mid-level official, who had been a transformational leader, created solutions without compromising cooperative principles. Ideas for practices enhancing high-trust cultures, which encourage the emergence of such leaders, are offered.
Keywords: Co-Operative Financing, Public Funding, Middle Manager, Transformational Leader
JEL Classification: P13, P32, P35, Q13
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