The International Co-operative Movement
This study traces the history and development of the International Co-operative Movement, from its foundation in 1895 to the present. It shows how the movement grew in different countries in response to industrialization, urbanization and the growth of market economies.
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Africa agencies agricultural co-ops areas associations ative became become began Birchall Britain British Canada capital cent central Charles Gide co-operation Co-operative Bank co-operative development co-operative form co-operative housing co-operative movement co-operative promoters Co-operative Union Co-operative Wholesale Society companies competition Congress consumer co-ops credit banks credit co-ops credit unions dairy democracy democratic developing countries Develtere 1994 dividend economic Europe export farm farmers federations Germany growth health co-ops housing co-ops industrial International Co-operative International Co-operative Alliance Italy Japan labour largest loans market share marketing co-ops membership ment Migros million members Mondragon Munkner and Shah mutual nearly political principles production Raiffeisen regional retail Rochdale Pioneers Rochdale principles role rural savings Schediwy shops social strong structure supply Sweden trade turnover types of co-op village wholesale society worker co-ops Zimbabwe