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Cooperative

An organization owned by its members. Examples are agriculture cooperatives that assist farmers in selling their products more efficiently and apartment buildings owned by the residents who have full control of the property.

Cooperative

Any organization owned by its members. A cooperative may be a business owned by its employees and/or customers, a residential complex owned by the people who live in it, or even a bank owned by its depositors. Certain legal requirements are incumbent upon cooperatives; for example, there is often a cap on how much of their profits may be distributed. See also: Cooperative economics.

Cooperative (co-op).

A co-op is a corporation that owns a particular residential property. The shareholders are the tenants who, instead of owning an individual unit, own shares in the corporation, which gives them the right to live in that unit.

cooperative

see WORKERS' COOPERATIVE, RETAIL COOPERATIVE.

cooperative

a form of business FIRM that is owned and run by a group of individuals for their mutual benefit. Examples of cooperatives include:
  1. worker or producer cooperatives: businesses that are owned and managed by their employees, who share in the net profit of the business.
  2. wholesale cooperatives: businesses whose membership comprises a multitude of small independent retailers. The prime objective of such a group is to use its combined BULK-BUYING power to obtain discounts and concessions from manufacturers, similar to those achieved by larger SUPERMARKET chains.
  3. retail cooperatives: businesses that are run in the interest of customers, who hold membership rights entitling them to receive an annual dividend or refund in proportion to their spending at the cooperative's shops.

See WHOLESALER, RETAILER, DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.

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Cooperativeness The ability to take an active and responsible part in group work processes, that is to share their knowledge, be open to others and respect their ideas and opinions, keep to the agreed rules of the "game" and always keep the common goal in mind.
On the other side, sociopragmatic indicators in the poem explain politeness and cooperativeness between the African child and the European children.
We observed and theorized the role of three variables which explain a significant portion of the observed heterogeneity in buying firms' information-processing behaviors toward their supply bases: intrusiveness, cooperativeness, and quality of learning.
Using decisions in the role of follower we are able to classify players according to their degree of conditional cooperativeness.
1994) is a 240-item questionnaire that measures Cloninger's seven-factor personality model: four temperament (Harm Avoidance, Novelty Seeking, Reward Dependence, and Persistence), and three character dimensions (Self-Directedness, Cooperativeness, and Self-Transcendence).
The first factor was formed by Agreeableness, Cooperativeness, and Aggression-Hostility, and Self-Direction in a lesser extent.
The modifications to the Constitution of 1993 and the change of the flag demonstrated our more than good will, responsibility and cooperativeness.
Project properties Property group Properties Size and type of System size, System complexity, Criticality the system of the system, Types of client applications, Architecture, DBMS type, Legacy support Priorities of a Traceability required, Repeatability required, project Available time, Available budget Development Technical experience, Problem domain team and experience, Technical knowledge, Problem environment domain knowledge, Cooperation, Discipline, Team culture, Team size Customer Cooperativeness, Problem domain knowledge, Technical knowledge Table 2.
It has the incentive to signal cooperativeness so that it can provide
We focused on making quality rock songs first and foremost, while still delivering on that message of thrift and cooperativeness," said Helminak.
We find that the process is mediated by a governance mechanism including cooperativeness efforts and MNEs control.
These five styles differ in their amounts of assertiveness and cooperativeness (Thomas, 1976); consequently, the use of each style presents a unique way in which students handle a conflict situation (Jones, 1976; Kabanoff, 1987; Womack, 1988).

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