en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooperative

A cooperative is "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise". Cooperatives may include: businesses owned and managed by the people who use their services ( a ... Pre-industrial Europe is home to the first cooperatives from an industrial ...

sfp.ucdavis.edu/cooperatives/what_is

A cooperative is a private business organization that is owned and controlled ... the cooperative form of business organization began during the Industrial Revolution. ... Sometimes, members provide goods and/or services to the cooperative, ...

cultivate.coop/wiki/Types_of_Cooperatives

Feb 24, 2016 ... Labels may refer to the ownership structure, the product or service the co-op offers, or the activity the ... 7.1 Hybrid Worker and Consumer Owned Cooperatives ... These businesses are owned by some or all of the workers.

www.inc.com/encyclopedia/cooperatives.html

Jan 15, 2019 ... For business purposes, a cooperative refers to the creation of a ... Other types of goods and services that can be provided by working under ... Cooperatives may be consumer-owned, producer-owned, or worker-owned.

cooperativesforabetterworld.coop/learn-about-co-ops

Learn more about cooperatives, the cooperative business model and how they ... power, access goods and services, and create economic opportunity not available to ... Worker co-ops can operate in any industry and on many different scales.

ncdc.unl.edu/typescooperatives.shtml

NCDC offers assistance in five different service areas of cooperatives (retail, worker, ... Retail Cooperatives are a type of "consumer cooperative" which help create ... Examples: hardware, food, agriculture products, and even movie theaters. ... Members of worker cooperatives are both employees of the business as well as ...

community-wealth.org/strategies/panel/coops/index.html

Cooperatives are businesses governed on the principle of one member, one vote . ... The people buying the co-op's goods or services (consumer cooperatives); ...

ncbaclusa.coop/resources/co-op-sectors

Cooperative businesses operate across virtually all industries, or sectors: ... Producer co-ops help farmers buy necessary supplies and services to operate their ...

consumerfed.org/consumer-cooperatives

Consumer cooperatives are businesses which belong to the people who use them. ... Consumer cooperatives provide most important products or services a ...