Cooperatives and Payment Schemes

Lessons from Theory and Examples from Danish Agriculture

By Peter Bogetoft, Henrik Ballebye Olesen

Cooperatives and cooperative payment schemes, cost, and profit sharing rules are found in all sectors of society - including law and consultancy, insurance and finance, health, housing, utility, and, of course, agriculture. This book develops an economic framework for assessing different cooperative payment schemes. First, a number of relevant criteria (properties) are defined, then the book analyzes how well different schemes fulfill these criteria under alternative production and market conditions. The book is aimed at professionals involved in the design and use of payment schemes, as well as students and researchers at universities. The book includes a number of practical examples from the agro-industrial sector. The criteria and schemes are also illustrated with simple numerical examples and graphics. For the more technically minded, there are specially highlighted sections containing formalized mathematical presentations.


245 pages

Publication Date: 3/1/2007
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9788763001953