Cooperative

(redirected from Cooperativa)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
Com o novo Presidente, afirma Samenwerking (2008), mudancas internas significativas na Cooperativa CAPH resultaram em reestruturacao financeira, diversificacao dos produtos, modificacoes nas estruturas produtivas, entre outros.
Ate a metade dessa decada, conforme Tsuboi e Tsurushima (2009), o faturamento da venda de flores na cooperativa representava somente 1 a 2% do faturamento total.
Para lograr asi, una vision que integrara el antes y el despues de la cooperativa.
Para sistematizar las razones de su vinculacion a la cooperativa.
Los socios precisan que la cooperativa dispone de recursos suficientes y materia prima--cemento y componentes para la construccion--que abaratarian la edificacion de su propio estadio, la cual tomaria unicamente dos anos.
A finales de octubre se integraron a la cooperativa dos familiares de Billy Alvarez: su hermano menor, Alfredo, y su cunado, Victor Garces Rojo, cinco anos despues de haber sido expulsados tras una serie de acusaciones.
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.
Este excesso de visao comercial pode ser motivado pela cooperativa e em outros casos pela formacao deficitaria dos tecnicos em aspectos relacionados as questoes ambientais (Campos et al.
Es la educacion cooperativa un verdadero motor impulsor de los principios y valores del cooperativismo, y favorece la gestion empresarial?
Del total de socios encuestados, el 75% correspondio a hombres, promediando 16 anos de afiliacion a la cooperativa, lo que denota un nivel adecuado de experiencia.
Es una cooperativa constituida tambien en el 2006, pero sobre la transformacion de un emprendimiento que tenia 25 anos funcionando, en San Rafael de Tabay, como un micro-empresa familiar dedicado a la fabricacion de caramelos y todo tipo de dulceria criolla.

Full browser ?