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Zakharov Kyrill (Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Poland), Maciejczak Mariusz (Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Poland)
Consumer Food Cooperatives as Complex Adaptive Networks - the Case of Five Cooperatives from Poland
Konsumenckie kooperatywy spożywcze jako złożone sieci adaptacyjne - studium pięciu kooperatyw z Polski
Roczniki Naukowe Stowarzyszenia Ekonomistów Rolnictwa i Agrobiznesu, 2018, T. 20, z. 3, s. 184-189, rys., bibliogr. 21 poz.
Konsument, Spółdzielczość, Konsumpcja
Consumer, Cooperative movement, Consumption
JEL Classification: Q13, L14
streszcz., summ.
Dokonano prezentacji wybranych polskich konsumenckich kooperatyw spożywczych jako złożonych sieci adaptacyjnych. Na podstawie przeglądu literatury i strukturyzowanego kwestionariusza ankiety zbadano zgodność ich funkcjonowania z zasadami spółdzielczości konsumenckiej, określając postawy ich członków względem tych zasad. Stwierdzono, że ze względu na dobrowolny charakter kooperatyw oparty na działaniach sieciowych, podlegają one procesom dostosowawczym. Procesy te, w ramach działań demokratycznych, koncentrują się na wykorzystaniu zasad jako mechanizmów adaptacyjnych.(abstrakt oryginalny)

This paper is an attempt to present selected Polish consumer food cooperatives as the complex adaptive network. Based on the literature review and structured questionnaire, their compliance with consumer cooperative principles and attitude of the members towards these principles were investigated. It is argued that due to their voluntary character based on networking activities they are subject to adjustment processes. These processes, under the umbrella of the democratic governance, are focused on using these principles as adaptive mechanism.(original abstract)
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