Review Of The Course Contents Of Bus 213 Co-Operative Development (A Case Study Of Co-Operative Economics)

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Review Of The Course Contents Of Bus 213 Co-Operative Development (A Case Study Of Co-Operative Economics)

Abstract

Bus 213 is a code given to a course titled Co-operative Development. The course is being offered the whole students in the school of business studies, but housed in the Department of Co-operative Economics and Management (CEM). It was offered during the first semester of my NDII.

The course was provided with the aim to enrich the students involved, with the knowledge of the growth and development of modern co-operative in the world.

The course was in mimeography written by Mr. C.C Bob Igwe, MBA NINIM, a lecturer in the co-operative Economics Department in Institute of Management and Technology, (IMT) Enugu.

As the Bus 213 is Co-operative Development indeed, then what is the meaning of this key words, “Co-operative and Development?”

Co-operative mean people working together to achieve a common objective (STAN .O. UCHENDU (1998:2). It is therefore a general term which covers a wide range of activities in which two or more people work together either formally or informally, temporarily or ad hoc or on a permanent basis to achieve a given legal or illegal, socially accepted or unaccepted goal(s).

The concept of co-operation as economic and social organ started first among people whose means of livelihood were frustrated by the introduction of machine and factory system. They were forced by poverty to submit to long hours of work, harsh discipline and squalor of industrial settlement (Industrial Revolution Period). The basic idea of co-operation is that there is a group action to achieve common goal.

Development on the other hand could be referred to as the act or means of gradual advancement or progression of co-operation from crude or cradle or from a particular speculation to other part of the world. From one stage of maturity to another.

Development of co-operation was not a child of circumstance but a child of necessity as it came on the stage when it was mostly needed to salvage the poor masses from the cruelty of the middlemen and exploitative employers.

Table of Content

TITLE PAGE

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

TABLE OF CONTENT

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1 Definitions

CHAPTER TWO DEVELOPMENT OF CO-OPERATIVES

1 Origin Of Morden Co-operative Movement.

2 The Pre-Rochdale Co-operative Society.

3 The First Mordern Co-operative Society.

4 The Plans And Objective Of Rochdale Pioneers

5 The Principles Of Rochdale Pioneer

6 The Success Of Rochdale Equitable Pionieers society.

7 Comperison Between Robert Owen And Dr Willian King.

CHAPTER THREE: UNSTANDING THE PATTERN OF CO-OPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT.
i) Britain

ii) Germany

iii) U.S.A

iv) Nigeria

CHAPTER FOUR: INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE ALLIANCE (ICA)

i) Member of ICA

ii) Organs of ICA

iii) Objective of ICA

iv) The board of ICA

v) ICA specialized committee

CHAPTER FIVE:

ACHIEVEMENT OF CO-OPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT.

i) Constraint or problems of co-operative development.

ii) The prospects of Co-operative Development.

CHAPTER SIX:

CONCLUSION

BIBLIOGRAPHY.

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