Reflections on Cooperation and Cooperatives

Cooperation is looked upon favorably because it connotes collective economic organization without duress or exploitation. This conceptualization may underlie most thinking about the place of cooperative organization in today’s society and the modern economy. Cooperation organizes economic activity on terms of equality at any stratum in the vertical sequence of producing and marketing farm products. Cooperatives’ government must no only be viable and functional but must incorporate democratic values. Boards of directors must be attuned to their members and effectively in control. The only valid defense of cooperatives is that they give reality to all that is good in cooperation.


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Issue Date:
1986
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/46272
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural Cooperation, Volume 01
Page range:
52-55
Total Pages:
4




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