This paper tried to clarify a variety schools of thought on the topic of membership heterogeneity in China Farmers' Professional Cooperative (FPC). Followed the previous studies, it appeared that the membership heterogeneity could result in both positive and negative influences on organization and business system of the FPC; nonetheless, the drawbacks seem to overwhelm the benefits. To deal with troublesome of the membership heterogeneity in the FPC, prior investigation indicated the appliance of lessons from the studies on Japan Agricultural Cooperatives, America New Generation Cooperative, and EU Entrepreneurial Cooperative. From our viewpoint, due to the considerable differences of FPC in China from the others, it is necessary to adapt these findings to the particular situation of China, in which more attention would be paid to revision of the FPC's law.
|Translated title of the contribution||A Review and a Prospect of Study on Membership Heterogeneity in China Farmers' Professional Cooperative|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 24 2017|