2014_Does the Effectiveness of Board of Directors Affect Firm Performance of Consumer Co-operatives? - The Case of ICOOP Korea -

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Does the Effectiveness of Board of Directors Affect Firm Performance of Consumer Co-operatives? - The Case of ICOOP Korea -



저자

최은주(Eunju CHOI), 최우석(Woosuk CHOI), 장승권, 박상선

Sangsun PARK



학술지명

Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics



발행처 

CIRIEC (International Centre of Research and Information on the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy) 



초록

Consumer co-operatives in Korea have been growing rapidly since they launched their own shops. If co-operatives would be too much oriented to enlargement or economic growth, they might easily pay no attention to members’ participation which is one of the priorities in co-operatives. It could lead to losing the value of co-operatives. So it is important to adjust the balance between members’ participation and economic growth. This paper focuses on the role of board of directors in doing that. It aims to examine how effectiveness of the board influences members’ participation and the participation has effect on performance of co-operatives in the case of iCOOP Korea. The variables such as communication with members and usage of management skills and knowledge are employed as measures of the effectiveness of the board in decision-making process. The data are collected by survey the respondents of which are 222 directors of 30 primary co-operatives. It is analyzed by Structural Equation Model. The findings of the research are as follows. Firstly, communication of the board with members increases the members’ democratic participation, and the increased participation contributes to improving the financial performance. Secondly, management skills and knowledge of the board does not have significant relations with the level of members’ participation, even though members’ economic participation has significantly positive relation with the financial performance. The findings imply that members’ voluntary participation will be increased when boards of co-operatives try to reflect members’ needs in the decision making processes, and it can help the co-operatives improve their financial performance. It suggests a clue for the trade-off between the value of co-operatives and growth of business which many co-operatives are trying to resolve.



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2014_소비자생활협동조합 이사회의 성역할 정체감, 지배구조, 그리고 경영성과

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소비자생활협동조합 이사회의 성역할 정체감, 지배구조, 그리고 경영성과



저자

김아영 ( Ah Young Kim ) ,최우석 ( Woo Suk Choi ) ,장승권 ( Seung Kwon Jang )



학술지명

여성경제연구



발행처 

한국여성경제학회



초록

본 논문은 여성 중심으로 구성된 생협 이사회의 성역할 정체감이 지배구조와 경영성과에 미치는 영향을 구조방정식 모형을 사용하여 실증 분석한 것이다. 국내 생협 중 매출액 규모가 가장 큰 아이쿱(iCOOP)소비자활동연합회 소속 지역조합 이사회를 연구대상으로 내부 자료와 설문조사를 통해 수집한 자료를 분석하였다. 연구결과는 첫째, 이사의 성역할 정체감이 지배구조와 경영성과에 유의한 영향을 주고 있고, 둘째, 여성성과 남성성이 동시에 높은 ‘양성성’ 이사회가 좋은 지배구조를 구축하는데 긍정적 영향을 줄 수 있고, 셋째, 형식적 지배구조 보다는 내용적 지배구조가 경영성과에 유의한 영향을 준다는 것이다. 본 연구는 ‘여성’과 ‘협동조합경영’에 관한 이론과 실천에 시사점을 줄 것이다.



주제어 

소비자생활협동조합, 생협, 이사회, 성역할정체감, 지배구조, 경영성과



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2013_[연구노트] 협동조합 이사회의 역할과 효과성에 관한 고찰

제목

[연구노트] 협동조합 이사회의 역할과 효과성에 관한 고찰



저자

최은주 ( Eun Ju Choi ) ,최우석 ( Woo Suk Choi ) ,장승권 ( Seung Kwon Jang )



학술지명

한국협동조합연구



발행처 

한국협동조합학회



초록

As the Framework Act on Cooperatives came into effect and the central and local governments have supported people who want to build their own cooperative, many cooperatives were established. Cooperatives, as a democratic association as well as an enterprise, have the responsibility for managing the democratic governance system and attaining the financial performance. This study focuses on the democratic governance system, and examines the literature on the role of board of directors and its effectiveness. Boards of directors are expected to supervise and control management or to be a strategic partner with management according to the perspectives of the governance theories. But in recent years, some researchers propose that researchers and practitioners would rather integrate plural perspectives to get an effectiveness of board structure and its role. This proposition has implications that it could be important for newborn cooperatives to establish their own governance system considering their goal, the characteristics of members needs, and decision making culture, etc.



주제어 

협동조합, 이사회, 지배구조 이론, 이사회 구조와 역할, 복수적 관점



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