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An Introduction to Cooperation and Mutualism

Author: Michael Boland
Subject: Business
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
ISBN: 9781946135384
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This textbook introduces readers to the idea of cooperation and mutualism. Cooperatives and mutuals are participatory organizations in which members participate in control and governance/ receive economic benefits through patronage refunds or net income/ and become owners through equity. These mutual-benefit organizations exist alongside non-profit organizations and investor-benefit organizations through the global economy.

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