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Towards Co-operative Identity II: Recognizing the Co operative Axiology for Business Modelling Framework

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dc.contributor.author Matabi, Jared Mark
dc.contributor.author Metto, Wilson
dc.contributor.author Gicheru, Esther
dc.contributor.author Jeruto, Joan
dc.contributor.author Nzau, Alice
dc.contributor.author Chepkirui, Monica
dc.date.accessioned 2023-04-28T11:44:49Z
dc.date.available 2023-04-28T11:44:49Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Matabi, J. M., Metto, W., Gicheru, E., Jeruto, J., Nzau, A., & Chepkirui, M. Towards Co-operative Identity II: Recognizing the Co-operative Axiology for Business Modelling Framework. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2278-487X
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/988
dc.description A research article published in IOSR Journal of Business and Management en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: The value of co-operatives, whether real or imagined, the basic philosophy underlying all co operative action is that, through joint effort and mutual self-interest individuals may collectively achieve objectives unattainable by acting alone. Since their inception in 1498 (see Fairbairn, 2012; Williams, 2007), the importance of co-operative organizations across the world cannot be overemphasized or underestimated. Co operatives are considered by development agents as grand instruments of development and redress of the socio economic failures (Birchall, 2013; ICA, 2013; ILO and ICA, 2015; Develtere, et al, 2008,). They are immensely contributing to the realization of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as postulated by the International Co-operative Alliance International Labor Organization and other related development agencies. According to the World Co-operative Monitor's (Exploring the Co-operative Economy, 2020) reports, co-operatives are among the largest ventures in the world with high capital bases, large market shares, and employers. Purpose and Methodology: The purpose of this study paper was to establish the elements of the co-operative axiology and their interrelationship with other components of the co-operative business modelling framework. The qualitative approach was used for this study while building on the existing theories, concepts, and knowledge. Results: It was established that co-operatives are defined by various categories of axiology – the ethical values that define principles and practices, the contributory value that shows the significance and contribution of co operatives to development, and the "ideological" value show how co-operative beliefs are held in different countries and their influence the co-operative laws. Conclusion: The result of this study is the identification of the different co-operative values to the co-operative business models, and the value placed on agricultural co-operatives in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The originality of the study is categorization of the value of co-operatives – from the ethical, contributory, and ideological value. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IOSR Journal of Business and Management en_US
dc.subject Co-operative en_US
dc.subject Business en_US
dc.subject Axiology en_US
dc.title Towards Co-operative Identity II: Recognizing the Co operative Axiology for Business Modelling Framework en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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