Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2017

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Cooperatives

Volume

32

First Page or Article ID Number

46

Last Page

58

Abstract

In early 2007, Great Lakes Cooperative's (hereafter GLC) board of directors and CEO held meetings with its membership to lay out the terms of a merger agreement with—a sale to, rather—Green Plains Renewable Energy (hereafter GPRE). The agreement was the result of months of discussions between representatives from GLC, a farmer-owned grain and farm supply cooperative, and GPRE, an investor-owned ethanol producer. What would ultimately lead to the merger of the two companies began as discussions about grain origination for GPRE's ethanol plant.

Comments

This article is published as McKee, G. and K. Jacobs. 2017. “Governance Structures and the Value of the Firm: The Case of Great Lakes Cooperative and Green Plains Renewable Energy.” Journal of Cooperatives 32:46-58. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Authors

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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