Business co operative
A co-operative is where a number of individuals or businesses work together to achieve a common purpose. They are normally formed so that individuals and small businesses can benefit from being part of a larger group, which gives them more power to buy or bargain.
There are three main types of co-operatives:
- Retail co-operatives
- Marketing or trader co-operatives
- Worker co-operatives
The Openfields library provides a number of resources about the creation and operation of business co-operatives, which are of specific relevance to the rural, agri-food and land-based sectors.
A sample of Items held in the Business co operative category
- 2001: Community Shops 2014
- 2063: Community Supported Agriculture
- 2008: Share farming?
- Understanding the formation of networks by small agricultural firms.
- The Warwickshire Rural Hub – working together for the future
- 2294: Talgarth Mill, a gem in the rural landscape
- Collaborative alliances in agriculture under distrust.
- 2352: How to get more Added Value for the farmer
- Networks in Socially Embedded Local Food Supply: The Case of Retailer Co-operatives.
- Building stakeholder value in socially responsible food supply: A case study of the retailer co-operative approach in the UK.
There are currently no subcategories in the Business co operative section.
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The OpenFields Library is a free online library contains items of interest to practitioners and researchers in the agricultural and landbased industries.