Co-Operative Philosophy and Management

Topics: Cooperative, Cooperatives, Consumers' cooperative Pages: 106 (24400 words) Published: November 26, 2013
2013

CO-OPERATIVE PHILOSOPHY AND
MANAGEMENT

MOSES OCHIENG GWEYI

THE CO-OPERATIVE
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

GENERAL OBJECTIVES
At the end of the unit the learners, should be able to;-

1. Appreciate the democratic nature of co-operative
2. Evaluate the relevance of co-operative principles to the Kenya Social-economic environment.
3. Understand the role of the Government in co-operative movement. 4. assess the extent to which co-operative should be free from government control 5. Identify new areas in which co-operatives can venture in future. 6. Apply co-operative principles in managing co-operative organizations. 7. Explain the types and functions of co-operatives organization in Kenya. 8. Describe the historical development of co-operatives in Kenya. 9. Describe the structure of co-operative movement in Kenya. 10. Identify management challenges facing the co-operative movement in Kenya and suggest possible solutions.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION ONE:
CO-OPERATIVE PHILOSOPHY
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General Objectives
Table of Content
LESSON ONE
CONCEPT OF CO-OPERATION
1.1
Introduction
1.2
What is co-operation?
1.3
Informal forms of co-operation
1.4
Modern form of co-operation
1.5
Similarities
1.6
Differences
1.7
Co-operation in modern set up
1.8
Benefits derived from co-operatives
1.9
Summary
1.10 Self-Assessment questions

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LESSON TWO
GENESIS OF CO-OPERATIVE IN THE WORLD
2.1
Introduction
2.2
Italy and Germany
2.3
England
2.4
Doctrine of circumstance
2.5
Co-operative school of thought
2.6
Summary
2.7
Self-Assessment questions

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LESSON THREE
CO-OPERATIVE PRINCIPLES
3.1
Introduction
3.2
Rochdale Pioneers
3.3
Original Rochdale Principles
3.4
International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)
3.5
The ICA Principles of 1966
3.6
The ICA Principle of 1995
3.7
Summary
3.8
Self-assessment questions

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LESSON FOUR
HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF CO-OPERATIVE IN KENYA
4.1
Introduction
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3

4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6

Early.Co-operative during colonial period (1908-1945)
Co-operatives development in Late colonial period (1946-1963) Development of Co-operatives after independent
Summary
Self-assessment questions

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LESSON FIVE
TYPES OF CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES IN KENYA
5.1
Introduction
5.2
Marketing Co-operative Societies
5.3
Saving and Credit Co-operative Organization
5.4
Consumer Co-operatives
5.5
Housing Co-operatives
5.6
Building and Construction Co-operatives
5.7
Transport Co-operatives
5.8
Art and Craft Co-operatives
5.9
Horticultural Co-operatives
5.10 Services Co-operatives
5.11 Multipurpose Co-operatives
5.12 Summary
5.13 Self-assessment questions

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SECTION TWO:
MANAGEMENT OF CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES
LESSON SIX
CO-OPERATIVE AFFAIRS
6.1
Introduction
6.2
General Meeting
6.3
Co-operative Staff
6.4
Summary
6.5
Self-assessment questions

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LESSON SEVEN
MANAGEMENT OF CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES
7.1
Introduction
7.2
Role of management
7.3
Resources managed in co-operatives
7.4
Management functions
7.5
Management tools
7.6
Element and division of responsibilities
7.7
Managing local operations

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7.8
7.9

Summary
Self-assessment questions

LESSON EIGHT
CO-OPERATIVE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
8.1 Introduction
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8.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
8.6

International structure
Co-operative Levels in Kenya
Functions of various co-operative organization
Summary
Self-assessment questions

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LESSON NINE
GOVERNMENT AND CO-OPERATIVES
9.1
Introduction
9.2
Reasons for government involvement in Co-operatives
9.3
Methods of government involvement in Co-operatives
9.4
Influences of government involvement
9.5
Roles of government management
9.6
Importance of Co-operatives...
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