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An introduction to cooperation and mutualism

Author: Michael Boland; Open Textbook Library,
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing, Minneapolis : Open Textbook Library 2017- ©2017-
Series: Open Textbook Library.
Edition/Format:   Website : Document   Continually Updated Resource   Computer File : English
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"This textbook introduces readers to the idea of cooperation and mutualism. Cooperatives and mutuals are participatory organizations in which members participate in control and governance, receive economic benefits through patronage refunds or net income, and become owners through equity. These mutual-benefit organizations exist alongside non-profit organizations and investor-benefit organizations through the global  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Textbooks
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Continually Updated Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Boland; Open Textbook Library,
ISBN: 9781946135384 1946135380
OCLC Number: 1032004983
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents: Chapter One: Cooperatives and Mutuals are Firms. The success of a firm lies in its ability to have clear property rights --
Who owns a firm? --
Corporate governance --
Cooperatives are an example of a closely-held firm --
Chapter Two: Cooperatives and mutuals are participatory organizations. Cooperative principles and policies --
Participation in benefits --
Participation in ownership --
Participation in control --
Principles of cooperation --
Formation of cooperatives.
Series Title: Open Textbook Library.
Responsibility: Michael Boland.

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"This textbook introduces readers to the idea of cooperation and mutualism. Cooperatives and mutuals are participatory organizations in which members participate in control and governance, receive economic benefits through patronage refunds or net income, and become owners through equity. These mutual-benefit organizations exist alongside non-profit organizations and investor-benefit organizations through the global economy."--Open Textbook Library.

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