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– Is the Market Destroying Cooperation?
Judith Heyer, Frances Stewart, Rosemary Thorp - Oxford University Press, 2002 - Oxford, UK

This text focuses on group behaviour in developing countries. It includes studies of producer and community organizations, NGOs and some public sector groups. Some groups function well, from the perspectives of equity, efficiency and well-being, while others do not. This book explores why,...

– Is the Market Destroying Cooperation?
Judith Heyer, Frances Stewart, Rosemary Thorp - Oxford University Press, 2002 - Oxford, UK

This text focuses on group behaviour in developing countries. It includes studies of producer and community organizations, NGOs and some public sector groups. Some groups function well, from the perspectives of equity, efficiency and well-being, while others do not. This book explores why,...

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– Political Activism, Community Identity and Group Behaviour
Nandini Gooptu - UNU-WIDER, 2000 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper explores the nature of collective action and group behaviour through a case study of a highly successful political organization of poorer sex workers in Calcutta. The paper asks: What stimulated the participation of sex workers in their organization, promoted individual commitment to the...

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Sabina Alkire, Séverine Deneulin - UNU-WIDER, 2000 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper deals with evaluating the adequacy of the assumption that in economic transactions people are self-interested insofar as they are motivated solely by the concern of maximizing their own utility, and in particular with assessing how this assumption affects within-group behaviour. Policy...

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– Collective Action and the Market in Colombian Development
Rosemary Thorp - UNU-WIDER, 2000 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper considers the role and modus operandi of the National Coffee Federation of Colombia. Much respected and much criticized over time, today its role is being challenged as inappropriate to the new commitment to a free market economy. The paper evaluates the historical role of the federation...

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Abigail Barr - UNU-WIDER, 2000 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper focuses on the networks of business-related contacts that are built and maintained by manufacturing entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa. It describes the various functions that such networks perform, explaining why each function is important that given the environment in which the...

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– A Gender Analysis and Conceptual Framework
Bina Agarwal - UNU-WIDER, 2000 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines group functioning in the management of common pool resources, such as forests. In recent years community forestry groups have mushroomed in South Asia. But how participative, equitable and efficient are they? Many have done well in the short run in terms of regenerating...

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– Leaders and Intermediaries in Producers’ Associations
Tito Bianchi - UNU-WIDER, 1999 - Helsinki, Finland

The development literature considers associations an important economic development tool that allows producers to pursue their economic welfare collectively and through participatory means. This paper comparatively analyses the experience of three associations of agricultural producers in the...

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Judith Heyer, Frances Stewart, Rosemary Thorp - UNU-WIDER, 1999 - Helsinki, Finland

A very large amount of activity occurs within groups (that is within families, firms, co-operatives, conununities or governments). Yet most economic analysis focuses on market transactions between these agents. The purpose of the study is to analyse within group behaviour. Evidence suggests some...

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