Management of Co-operatives – University notes

MANAGEMENT OF CO-OPERATIVES

The major strength of co-operatives lies in their values and principles which are lacking in other forms of business organizations. This unit enable learners to:

  1. Identify the characteristics of co-operative organizations
  2. Evaluate the roles that co-operatives play in economic and social development
  3. Advise the country on co-operation as one of the means to achieve development goals
  4. Promote and defend the ideals of co-operation.

Subject content

INTRODUCTION

HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF CO-OPERATIVES

THE ROLE OF CO-OPERATIVES IN KENYA

CO-OPERATIVE PRINCIPLES

FORMATION OF A CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY

MANAGEMENT OF A CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY      

MODERN FORMS OF CO-OPERATION

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN COOPS A ND OTHER FORMS OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

FUNDS FOR A CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY

KUSCCO

FOSAS AND CHALLENGES

 

REFERENCES

Kattambo Victoria M. (1992) The World of Co-operative Movement, 1st Edition, Exford University Press.

Kusco SACCO Star Volume 3 (2004)

International Co-operative Alliance ICA (1990) Modern Personnel Policies for Co- operative Organizations, 4th Edition, ICA regional office for East Africa and Southern Africa Publishers.

Meghji Zakia, Kwanju C. Meghji R., (1985) The Woman Co-operator and Development

Murungi Kibanga Manyara (2006) The Co-operative Tribunal in Kenya, 1st edition, Rock Graphics. Nairobi.

Murungi   Kibanga Manyara  (2004)     Co-operative Law in Kenya, 1st Edition, Rock Graphics. Nairobi

Ouma Sylvester J. (1990) Essays on Co-operation and Development in Kenya 4th Edition, Shirikon. Nairobi

Ouma Sylvester J. (1980) A History of Co-operative Movement in Kenya, 1st Edition,Bookwise. Nairobi

Ouma Sylvester J. (1987) An Introduction to Co-operative Practice, 2nd Edition, S.J. Ouma Press. Nairobi.

Ouma  Sylvester J. (1987)    Development in Kenya through Co-operatives, 3rd Edition, Shirikon. Nairobi

Thornley Jenny (1981) Workers Co-operatives, 4th Edition, Hienemann Educational Books

The Kenya Government. The Co-operative Service Charter Guiding the Co-operative Movement, Government Printer. Nairobi.

The Co-operative Bank Journal of (2006) The Co-operative Digest June 2007

The Co-operative Digest December 2007

 

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