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dc.contributor.advisorFulton, Murray E.en_US
dc.creatorHeit, Jason Den_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-09-17T20:30:25Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:58:51Z
dc.date.available2008-09-19T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:58:51Z
dc.date.created2007en_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-09172007-203025en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis proposes a conceptual framework to analyze the choice of organizational form and assess the shifts in organizational behaviour and form. This thesis argues that the choice of organizational form is an outcome of an individual’s or group’s mode of identification within the dominant organizational form and property rights structure of society. The framework places/situates the investor-owned firm (IOF) in a position of identification with the dominant ideology and property rights structure of society. The state-owned enterprise (SOE) occupies a position of counter-identification with the dominant ideology and property rights structure of society. The co-operative, on the other hand, represents a dis-identification with both the IOF and the SOE as this form works on and against the ideologies and property rights structures associated with the two former organizational forms.Further, the thesis argues that endogenous and exogenous pressures may cause some organizations to shift their organizational behaviour and form. The researcher examines how internal problems in co-operative organizations (i.e., horizon and principal-agent problems) can exacerbate exogenous pressures (i.e., increasing competition and/or government deregulation) from the market and/or state causing the co-op to imitate the strategies or property rights structure of the IOF in order to cope with these issues. Profiles of the formation of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Wholesale Society and the Consumers’ Co-operative Refineries Limited and the conversion of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool are used to illustrate the conceptual framework and support the arguments made in this thesis.en_US
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dc.subjectorganizational theoryen_US
dc.subjectbounded rationalityen_US
dc.subjectproperty rightsen_US
dc.subjectisomorphismen_US
dc.subjectsocial movementsen_US
dc.subjectsocial cohesionen_US
dc.titleOrganizational choice and behaviour : a framework for analyzing decision-making in co-operative organizationsen_US
thesis.degree.departmentInterdisciplinary Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineInterdisciplinary Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStoicheff, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHammond Ketilson, Louen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFindlay, Isobel M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWalker, Keith D.en_US


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