Cooperatives in Asia

From Reform to Reconstruction

Krishan K. Taimni
Release Date: June 1, 2002

Composed of 16 articles, this important collection provides a complete picture of the current status of cooperatives in Asia, and of the challenges they face in a rapidly changing environment.

The book covers the response of Asian cooperatives to external threats such as globalization and the Asian financial crisis; public policies on cooperative development, the relationships between primary cooperatives and the federal structure; and cooperative support services.

The collection promotes an independent, member-based and financially viable approach to cooperatives in order to contribute to the social and economic environment in Asia. Each article in this compendium urges governments and cooperative leaders to carry out reforms of the legal, institutional, and administrative environment of cooperatives in this continent. The lessons highlighted are relevant to cooperatives in other parts of the world as well.

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