The Role of Cooperative Societies in Economic Development

20 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2010  

Ahmad Bello Dogarawa

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) - Department of Accounting

Date Written: June 8, 2010

Abstract

This paper examines the role of cooperative societies in economic development. The aim is to investigate the ways in which cooperatives can act as agents towards sustainable community development. The paper is a descriptive survey, which involves the collection of data for the purpose of describing the role of cooperative societies in economic development. The paper posits that for over 160 years now cooperatives have been an effective way for people to exert control over their economic livelihoods as they play an increasingly important role in facilitating job creation, economic growth and social development. The paper concludes that to be effective and successful, cooperatives must continuously achieve two inter-related goals: enhance viability and improve ability to service its members; and remain an economically viable, innovative and competitive enterprise.

Suggested Citation

Dogarawa, Ahmad Bello, The Role of Cooperative Societies in Economic Development (June 8, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1622149 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1622149

Ahmad Bello Dogarawa (Contact Author)

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) - Department of Accounting ( email )

Faculty of Administration
Department of Accounting
Zaria, NE
Nigeria
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