164 страниц. 2012 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing The economic and social benefits of cooperatives have long been recognized widely beginning with the formation of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers back in 1844, in England. Since then, in all its different forms, cooperatives have virtually flourished and continue to do so in nearly all regions of the globe. This book is about a study that had looked into the factors that affect the development of cooperatives in general and agricultural service cooperatives in particular. In the 21st century and in the era of globalization, cooperatives will continue to become a dominant economic force where more and more people depend onto safeguarding themselves against potentially turbulent and unpredictable future. This is a handy book for students, academics and researchers as well as practitioners who have a keen interest in the study of international development and cooperatives as a viable economic entity.