Tushaar Shah. Catalysing Co-operation: Design of Self-governing Organisations. New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1996. 315 pages. Hardbound. Indian Rs 295.00.

Mohammad Abrar Hussain


Within the different types of organisational structures
available, it is generally believed that co-operative organisations
serve the poor better than the other available alternatives. This belief
is based on the fact that these organisations are usually owned and
controlled by the people and their objective is to provide services
instead of making profits. They are, therefore, considered an important
instrument for equitable development, and have been given a prominent
role in the national development strategies in many developing
countries. It is surprising, however, that the performance of
cooperatives is not as satisfactory as it could have been. They have met
with only occasional success in Asia. This book explores the causes of
this failure.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30541/v36i2pp.211-213


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