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Business and Administration

business and management principles, including the fundamentals of accounting, human resources, leadership and strategy, marketing, and operations management

About the course

Co-operatives have been working within our economic system for centuries. Millions of Canadians are members of co-operatives, but very few know what a co-operative actually is. This course highlights the nature of a co-operative and the unique management and governance features that exist within this business enterprise. Upon completing this course students have a basic understanding of what a co-operative is and what it does within our economy and society. This course introduces the factors that encourage the development of co-operatives and how these factors could affect the future development of co-operatives in Canada.

Key Texts

Shelf Browsing

Cooperative agriculture - HD 1491 – HD 1491.5

Communal ownership - HD 1286 -- HD 1289

Cooperation and Cooperative ownership - HD 2951 - HD 3575, with regional societies (e.g. Manitoba found in HD 3450)

Credit unions - HG 2035 - HD 2039

 

Key Databases

International Co-operative Principles

Seven International Co-operative Principles
1st Principle: Voluntary and Open Membership
2nd Principle: Democratic Member Control
3rd Principle: Member Economic Participation
4th Principle: Autonomy and Independence
5th Principle: Education, Training and Information
6th Principle: Co-operation among Co-operatives
7th Principle: Concern for Community

Copyright

Databases Terms of Use