DBM 018 INTRODUCTION TO COOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT

MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY

REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2013/2014 ACADEMIC YEAR
SECOND YEAR SECOND SEMESTER

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

 

COURSE CODE: DBM 018
COURSE TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO COOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT
DATE: 16TH APRIL 2014 TIME: 9.00 AM -12.00 PM
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Question ONE is compulsory
Answer any other THREE questions

1. (a) “In a general sense, co-operation means living together and a working together” Discuss (10 marks)
(b) Explain the importance of a “a common need” as a pre-requisite for the formation of a co-operative enterprise. (15 marks)

2. (a) Enumerate the advantages of cooperatives over limited companies (10 marks)

(b) Explain the principle of “Corporate status” in the formation workings of Cooperative enterprises. (5 marks)

3. Explain the basic principles of cooperative organizations
(15 marks)

4. (a) Name and explain the various types of cooperative enterprises
(10 marks)
(b) Cooperatives work with the method of “Cash sale” in the conduct of their business. Discuss. (5 marks)
5. (a) “Cooperative organizations encourage open membership for all ” Discuss. (10 marks)
(b) Discuss the principle of “unity” in cooperative organization
(5 marks)
6. (a) “Cooperatives attach great value to ethical principles in the conduct of their business”. Discuss (10 marks)
(b)Name the office bearers to be found in the working committee of a cooperative governing council (5 marks)

 

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