By Glynn McBride
The genesis of this booklet dates again a few years to an annual assembly of the yankee Institute of Cooperation. Cooperative leaders at that assembly brazenly expressed their emotions that they want a miles improved dedication at the a part of our land supply universities particularly and different academic associations often to making a better figuring out of cooperatives and their function in our economic climate. given that i used to be in contract with this place, the path generally workforce motion which i used to be educating was once replaced to stress the position of agricultural cooperatives. the necessity for a textbook designed to aid during this emphasis grew to become obvious. This e-book is the fruits of an attempt to fulfill that want. This e-book has been ready with the scholar and teacher in brain. it's established upon adventure received from decades of interplay with scholars in a school room surroundings, in discussions with them after category hours, and once they had comprehensive their measure standards and had taken positions in jndustry, govt, or in different places. whereas goals of the booklet have remained quite unchanged over the years, the sub stance and structure as technique of assembly these pursuits have replaced at times because of those contacts and discussions. The enter xiv Preface xv of scholars through the years as mirrored during this product is gratefully acknowledged.
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Compare theirs with that given in this chapter. At this stage, what is your conclusion? 3. Ask the same people how they define competition. Have they ever used the terms structure, conduct, and performance in any of their discussions? 4. Talk with students and get some idea of what monopoly, in the structure/conduct/performance framework, means to them. 5. Discuss agricultural cooperatives with several of your peers to determine their interest in, awareness of, and knowledge about them. 6. " DIRECT QUESTIONS 1.
3. Conduct a bag lunch seminar on the position on the scale of those industries who buy from agriculture and sell to agriculture and why they are there. 4. Explain to a group of your peers what you believe to be the significance of the situations described above. 5. Ponder the statement, "The public interest may not be automatically served," and comment. DIRECT QUESTIONS 1. What significance can be attached to the term "share of the market" for our purposes? 2. What is a family farm? 3. Why don't we have, say, 10 to 20 dairy farms in the United States?
Compare this with the production-marketing dichotomy position. 10. What does a clinical-diagnostic approach mean to you? 11. What are the goals of a firm? Of society? What is meant by parallelism between them? 12. What is a price taker? What is a price maker, in the context of our work in this class? 13. What is meant by monopolistic competition? 14. How is the structure/conduct/performance model of industrial organization relevant for our purposes? 15. What does the word professionalism mean to you?
Agricultural Cooperatives: Their Why and Their How by Glynn McBride