735319 Co-operatives

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Pomper, Christian
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Presentation of the 4 groups of cooperatives in Austria including the historical development. The subject matter is ranging from theoretical basic knowledge to very practical examples of cooperatives. The students will have to elaborate selected case studies of agricultural cooperatives in Vienna or Lower Austria to point out the basic cooperative principles as subsidiarity, identity, self help, self administration and self responsibility.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Introduction to the main terms of the cooperative society, the legal basics and the role of cooperatives in the economy as well as the integration of Austria in the European Union.
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