Sustainable growth of the Spanish agricultural cooperatives
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Knowledge AreaEconomía, Sociología y Política Agraria
PublisherEuropean Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE)
Bibliographic CitationGUZMÁN, Isidoro, ARCAS, Narciso, GARCÍA, Domingo. Sustainable growth of the spanish agricultural cooperatives. En: Mediterranean Conference of Agro-food Social Scientists . European Association of Agricultural Economists Seminar (Iº: 2007: Barcelona). I Mediterranean Conference of Agro-Food Social Scientists. 103rd EAAE Seminar: Adding Value to the Agro-Food Supply Chain in the Future Euromediterranean Space. Barcelona, Spain, April 23rd - 25th, 2007. Barcelona: European Association of Agricultural Economists, 2007. 16p.
In a market as competitive as the present, growth is one of the objectives that companies seek, insofar as it can help them to remunerate the agents who intervene in the process of generating value. However, business growth is not without problems associated to the resources needed to achieve it, and that, if they are not compatible with the financial capacity of the company, could create liquidity tensions. Thus, to improve their competitiveness, it is important that the companies adjust their real growth to the desired (sustainable) growth. This question is applicable to the agricultural cooperatives, particularly when taking into account their peculiar characteristics. In this context, as its principal objective the present work aims to recognise the evolution in real growth in Spanish agricultural cooperatives and their degree of adaptation to the desired growth (sustainable growth). To that end an empiric study on a sample of Spanish agricultural cooperatives over a period ...
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