Exploring the collective dimension of agricultural entrepreneurship: the case of a wine cooperative in Italy.

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Date: Feb. 15, 2022
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers Ltd.
Document Type: Brief article
Length: 128 words

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To date, a limited contribution has been given to the contextualisation of entrepreneurship in agriculture. Furthermore, existing studies on the sector mainly focused on individual farmers' skills and characteristics. Therefore, more research seems needed to investigate agricultural entrepreneurship within collective-owned firms, such as cooperatives. Based on these assumptions, this work aims at: 1) exploring the collective dimension of agricultural entrepreneurship; 2) providing a more nuanced perspective on how entrepreneurial opportunities are identified and pursued at the two distinct but interweaving levels of cooperative organisation, namely jointly-owned firm and owners-members. The paper focuses on the in-depth longitudinal case-study of a wine cooperative in the south of Italy with 1,000 members. Insights on how agricultural cooperatives may support small farmers and the whole territorial community are provided. Byline: Antonella Garofano

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A694730770