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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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However, since the agent's nonverbal behavior had also no effect on the perceived cooperativeness of the agent, the presented behavior might have been too subtle or participants focused too much on the presented scenario.
JTCI (Temperament) Novelty Seeking 7.07 2.93 Harm Avoidance 9.86 4.30 Reward Dependence 4.72 1.73 Persistence 3.96 1.44 JTCI (Character) Self-Directedness 12.14 3.08 Cooperativeness 13.97 2.96 Self-Transcendence 5.43 2.16 Table 2: Mean and Standard Deviation of scores on the 5 subscales of SDQ SCALES MEAN S.D.
In this pragmatics stylistic model, pragmalinguistic features such as speech act verbs, deixis, modal verbs and hedging expressions were interlaced with sociopragmatic principles of politeness and cooperativeness. The interpretation of these pragmalinguistic and sociopragmatic factors was conceptualised to equip the learners of poetry with pragmatic competence.
Proposition 2a: In the action stage, buying firms differ in their level of cooperativeness and can be clustered in Substitutors (dominantly uncooperative), Cooperators (selectively cooperative and noncooperative), and Partners (dominantly cooperative).
High hopelessness scores are also influenced by low scores on another dimension of character, Cooperativeness.
Moreover, in previous studies the 158Met allele has been linked with pro-social behavior, empathy and cooperativeness, which one would expect to be conducive to subjective well-being.
which resemble the local distortions around prototype j weighted by the neighborhood cooperativeness.
Survivors of early malnutrition also cited relatively little intellectual curiosity, social warmth, cooperativeness and willingness to try new experiences and to work hard at achieving goals.
In a second experiment, the researchers had subjects interact with a robot, Nexi, that was programmed the nonverbal cues of either selfishness or cooperativeness that were observed in the first study.
To advance our understanding of ESSENCE, the focus of the present study will be on specific developmental cognitive-emotional capacities as measured by the Temperament and Character Inventory's (TCI) [18] scales of Self-directedness and Cooperativeness. These metacognitive strategies to direct behavior are partly learned, language dependent, and serve as principles to guide executive functions [18].
These five dimensions are commonly referred to as Agreeableness (extent of cooperativeness and understanding), Conscientiousness (degree of carefulness and responsibility), Emotional Stability (degree of a person's ability to handle stressful situations and the extent of mood swing), Extraversion (degree of comfort level with a new relationship and sociability), and Openness (ability to embrace new ideas and change attitude accordingly).

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