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      Janet TaylorJanet Taylor
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      1. If I were a board member of a member co-op that was not part of CCC I would not see the decision to take on the debt of CCC co-ops as legitimate. I would feel that my own co-op was being undermined by this group of which we were not a part. I would feel like this decision was imposed on me and not in my co-ops best interest.

      2. CCC’s governance structure was confusing and would not be seen as legitimate. There were too many layers and dotted line reporting making it appear watered-down in terms of authority. I wouldn’t feel that my co-ops interests were being considered in this structure. We would have little to no voice.

      3. Cognition and strategic interdependencies did play a role in the failure of Co-op Atlantic. The theory of Free Riders came into play when the failing co-ops were amalgamated into CCC where the board and management expoited the common pool good to bolster these flagging co-ops.

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      Paul HamesPaul Hames
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      I agree. The Board was not very transparent and lost their legitimacy with the members leading to a lack of trust and support.

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