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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.
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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.
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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.

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cooperative

see WORKERS' COOPERATIVE, RETAIL COOPERATIVE.
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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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No entanto, para este artigo o publico entrevistado foi restringido a totalidade (12) dos agentes de ATER da cooperativa.
A documentacao da cooperativa tambem foi objeto de analise, com o intuito de elucidar-se a dinamica das atividades da cooperativa e da sua estruturacao enquanto organizacao.
(...) a cooperativa sempre se preocupa com o seu colaborador, por isso investimos tanto neles e oferecemos tantos beneficios, tanto para o colaborador como para a familia dele (...) as acoes de qualidade de vida sao muito importantes pelo fato que trazem a satisfacao e assim eles trabalham mais motivados (...) (E2).
(...) implantamos diversas acoes de qualidade de vida, o intuito disso e que oferecemos aos colaboradores acoes que facam eles se sentirem satisfeitos dentro da cooperativa e assim falem bem dela e assim ficamos conhecidos por valorizar os nossos colaboradores (...) (E5): Neste cenario, no que tange o que os entrevistados supracitados revelaram, o entrevistado E1 colabora com a seguinte afirmacao:
A COOTRE e uma cooperativa de recicladores situada na cidade de Esteio, no Rio Grande do Sul.
O espaco utilizado atualmente pela cooperativa foi cedido pela Prefeitura, que tambem e responsavel pelas despesas de agua e energia eletrica.
A cooperativa oferece tambem consultoria especifica sobre essas praticas, promove treinamentos para a equipe tecnica composta por 54 agronomos e realiza palestras para os produtores rurais.
A cooperativa organiza seus tecnicos em espacos chamados protocolos, estes demonstram os trabalhos que estao sendo desenvolvidos; por exemplo, ha um protocolo que trata da integracao agrosilvopastoril, outro que trata da agricultura de precisao, entre outros.

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