Uniformity in Collective Entrepreneurship: The Case of Food Retail Cooperatives in France

  • Fabrice CassouEmail author
  • Gérard Cliquet
  • Rozenn Perrigot
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


Entrepreneurship can be either individual, collective, or both. Cooperatives and independent associated networks are groups of retail and service stores that pool their means. Curiously, there has been a lack of research on retail cooperatives. The objective of this research is to show how these organizations, whose cooperators have a dual status (they are both customers and co-owners of the cooperative), can face the uniformity challenge as efficiently as franchised networks do. The findings highlight the existence of various centralized, decentralized, and mixed processes. This research suggests a model for managing uniformity in food retail cooperatives.


Organizational Commitment Retail Store Cooperative System Brand Image Informal Control 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabrice Cassou
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Gérard Cliquet
    • 3
  • Rozenn Perrigot
    • 3
  1. 1.CREM UMR CNRS 6211University of Rennes 1Rennes Cedex 7France
  2. 2.IRGO, University of BordeauxBordeaux CedexFrance
  3. 3.IGR-IAE Rennes, CREM UMR CNRS 6211University of Rennes 1Rennes Cedex 7France

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