Quotation Rabong, Gregor, Rößl, Dietmar. 2020. The Hybridization of Credit Co-Operatives in the Tradition of F.W. Raiffeisen: The Austrian Example. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research. 11 (2), 1-12.


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The legal purpose of credit co-operatives in Germany and Austria is to promote their members economically. However, legal restrictions prevent them from discriminating between members and non-members. Thus, they have difficulty generating economic benefits for their members. There are signs that they are gradually developing from being purely member-focused to somewhat third party-focused co-operatives striving for the common good. The question arises whether this hybridization is in the interest of their members. This article examines this question using quantitative data. The results indicate that members perceive activities geared toward the common good as enhancing their membership value and are applicable to credit co-operatives and credit unions that have difficulties providing economic benefits to their members, as is the case for Raiffeisen credit co-operatives in Europe.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research
Language English
Title The Hybridization of Credit Co-Operatives in the Tradition of F.W. Raiffeisen: The Austrian Example
Volume 11
Number 2
Year 2020
Page from 1
Page to 12
Reviewed? Y
URL https://anserj.ca/index.php/cjnser/article/view/359
DOI https://doi.org/10.29173/cjnser.2020v11n2a359
Open Access N

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Rabong, Gregor (Details)
Rößl, Dietmar (Details)
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Institute for Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship IN (Details)
Research Institute for Cooperation and Cooperatives FI (Details)
Research Institute for Liberal Professions FI (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5313 Cooperative systems (Details)
5314 Trade Research (Details)
5320 Marketing (Details)
5333 Business management (Details)
5357 Management consulting (Details)
5359 Controlling (Details)
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