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Liu Bin (Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian, China), Li Zhongbin (Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian, China)
Director-Generals' Human and Social Capital, and Management Performance of Farmers' Cooperatives: Evidence from China's Fujian
International Journal of Management and Economics, 2018, vol. 54, nr 2, s. 149-165, tab., rys., bibliogr. 59 poz.
Zeszyty Naukowe / Szkoła Główna Handlowa. Kolegium Gospodarki Światowej
Spółdzielnie, Kapitał społeczny, Kapitał ludzki
Cooperatives, Social capital, Human capital
JEL Classification: Q13, J24
Purpose - This study aimed to assess the impact of director-generals' human and social capitals on the organizational performance of farmers' cooperatives in Fujian Province. Design/Methodology/Approach - Questionnaire survey data of 303 standard cooperatives in nine cities of Fujian Province were statistically analyzed. Findings - We identified that director-generals' human and social capitals affect all four dimensions of cooperative performance, through the mediating role of management effectiveness. Practical Implications - We offer suggestions and measures for improving cooperatives' performance by enhancing the human and social capitals of director-generals. Based on China's national conditions, we propose measures to improve director-generals' human and social capitals by the Internal trust, Government policy support, and Business network (IGB) model, which emphasizes establishing a social network of cooperatives' director-generals, accumulating social capital, and promoting cooperative development through internal members, government departments, and commercial organizations.(original abstract)
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