Cooperative principles and practices pdf
Co-operative Theory, Principles & Practice 9 Increase in purchasing power and real wages to individuals. Reduction in cost of distribution system by elimination of unnecessary middlemen. The more accurate correlation of demand and supply. Stabilization of employment. Cooperatives around the world operate according to the same set of core principles and values, adopted by the International Co-operative Alliance. Cooperatives trace the roots of these principles to the first modern cooperative founded in Rochdale, England in These principles are a key reason that America’s electric cooperatives operate. PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES IN THE 21ST CENTURY i Publication notes This publication is the fourth and most extensive revision of the Marvin A. Schaars’text,Cooperatives, Principles and Practices,University of Wisconsin Extension—Madison, Publication A, July cooperative principles: user ownership, user control, and proportional.