Co-operatives’ SME Members’ Roles, Values and Perceived Value

Shahid Ghauri

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SME members, executives and managers of four Western Australian co-operatives, were asked about the reasons SME members joined their co-operatives, the value they expected to receive from their co-operatives and if co-operative principles and values were seen to be in their cooperatives’ activities. The results suggested there were specific antecedent factors that led to SMEs joining their co-operatives, that members’ and managers’ value perceptions were similar, although rated differently, that co-operative principles and values were not fully recognised, and that members had four distinct roles which impacted to different degrees on their participation in their cooperatives.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Mazzarol, Tim, Supervisor
  • Soutar, Geoff, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date27 Oct 2021
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021


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