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
- Understanding innovation in a dynamic agricultural business environment: a multivariate approach.
- Understanding the formation of networks by small agricultural firms.
- Effects of distrust on the formation of collaborative alliances in agriculture: a social network approach.
- Fresher by Miles - a Case Study of a Collaborative Food Supply Business
- 1904: Farming must reconfigure
- Building stakeholder value in socially responsible food supply: A case study of the retailer co-operative approach in the UK.
- Non-economic drivers influencing farmers’ incentives to cooperate: Do they remain robust through policy changes?
- The CAMBAC years, 1966-2001: a history of cooperation and integration in agriculture.
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.