Managing Internationalisation Tensions in Producer Cooperatives

AIB Insights, Vol. 21, Issue 1, 2021, https://doi.org/10.46697/001c.19419

The University of Auckland Business School Research Paper Series

Posted: 18 Oct 2021

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Frank Siedlok

University of Auckland Business School

Ziad Elsahn

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lisa J Callagher

University of Auckland Business School

Date Written: 2021

Abstract

Cooperatives, an important part of Oceania’s economies, are attracting renewed interest as an organisational form for addressing societal challenges. Yet that mission often depends on growth and internationalisation strategies, which introduce multiple tensions that can lead to an erosion of cooperative principles. How cooperatives can successfully manage such tensions arising from internationalisation has been understudied by IB scholars. Our study of Zespri shows that the transfer of cooperative principles is possible when internationalisation is viewed as an incremental process of learning and active managerial agency aimed at reconciling competing logics.

Full paper available at https://doi.org/10.46697/001c.19419

Keywords: Tension, cooperatives, co-operatives, internationalisation, zespri

Suggested Citation

Siedlok, Frank and Elsahn, Ziad and Callagher, Lisa J, Managing Internationalisation Tensions in Producer Cooperatives (2021). AIB Insights, Vol. 21, Issue 1, 2021, https://doi.org/10.46697/001c.19419, The University of Auckland Business School Research Paper Series, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3944488

Frank Siedlok (Contact Author)

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Ziad Elsahn

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lisa J Callagher

University of Auckland Business School ( email )

12 Grafton Rd
Private Bag 92019
Auckland, 1010
New Zealand

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