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Abstract:The paper analyses the difference between the behaviour of private firms and producer cooperatives in a matched sample of the two organisational types from Northern Italy, the region with the largest concentration of cooperatives in the world. It therefore offers for the first time reliable and detailed comparative information on key issues such as investment, productivity, wages, employment and industrial relations. Among the more interesting findings are the absence of significant differences with regard to investment horizons and criteria for finance, despite theoretical assertions to the contrary. However, it would appear that cooperatives substitutes labour effort for capital, and achieve higher productivity and better industrial relations, as well as significantly narrower wage differentials.
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