Catalysing Co-Operation: Design of Self-Governing Organisations

Catalysing Co-Operation: Design of Self-Governing Organisations

by Tushaar Shah
     
 

Cooperatives and people's organizations have presented an interesting yet difficult problem for sociologists, economists, organization theorists, and practitioners involved in their construction and management. Although such organizations are crucial in today's competitive world, their performance in developing nations has been less than optimal. This volume offers

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Cooperatives and people's organizations have presented an interesting yet difficult problem for sociologists, economists, organization theorists, and practitioners involved in their construction and management. Although such organizations are crucial in today's competitive world, their performance in developing nations has been less than optimal. This volume offers a new theoretical framework for understanding cooperatives and people's organizations. Author Tushaar Shah examines different cases—including dairy cooperatives, sugar cooperatives, and informal village-level water companies—and observes the great impact regional social conditions have on the operation and design of these cooperatives. In order for cooperation to be used as an effective instrument of socioeconomic development, these organizations must master the art of catalyzing cooperation, Shah argues. The author offers concrete recommendations on how to redesign cooperatives so that they will survive and succeed amidst stiff competition.
Catalyzing Cooperation provides a perceptive approach to creating more effective self-governing organizations that will benefit students, professionals, and researchers in a variety of fields, including social change, sociology of development, rural management, and development studies.

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Addressing the issue of how to build and manage self-governing people's organizations that will succeed in today's competitive market, the author challenges commonplace theories about what makes a cooperative successful, advocating four overarching principles which can be used to build robust, self-governing people's organizations. Printed in India. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803992979
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/19/1996
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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