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Economic Feasibility of a Cooperative

  • Glynn McBride

Abstract

It can be said that from the standpoint of professionalism, two positions in regard to the appropriateness of agricultural cooperatives in overcoming marketing problems are completely untenable and do not fit into the clinical or diagnostic procedures suggested in previous chapters. These positions are as follows:
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    There is absolutely no place for cooperatives in solving marketing problems, or

     
  2. 2.

    Cooperatives are the answer to any and all problems in marketing.

     

Keywords

Commercial Bank Equity Capital Economic Feasibility Initial Capital Organize Committee 
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© The AVI Publishing Company, Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Glynn McBride
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  1. 1.Department of Agricultural EconomicsMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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