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Cooperation and cooperatives: Their Roles in Socio-Economic Development A Theoretical framework


Without cooperation, a developed society would not have existed. However, cooperation is not easy to maintain. Authentic cooperation is difficult in the world of prisoners' dilemma, tragedy of commons and free-riding problems. Furthermore, cooperation is difficult in low trust societies. Cooperatives may help to solve the dilemma of collective action. Using game theory as a tool of analysis, this paper discusses the role of cooperation and cooperatives in socio-economic development of nations

Corporate Author: 
Alemayehu Seyoum ... [et al.] (editor)
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
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Consumers cooperatives

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Broad Subject heading: 
Soco Economic Development
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330.963 PRO 2005
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
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Publication date: 
2013-05-27 23:05:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 14:55:43
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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