Co-operation in Finland

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byHannes Gebhard

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1916 Excerpt: ... IV LOCAL CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES Introduction: What is a co-operative society according to Finnish law? From the foregoing we have seen that a cooperative society is an economic combination of individuals in a common enterprise. In the following we will try to explain this from the point of view of Finnish legislation.1 According to Finnish law collaboration for economic purposes may be arranged in many different ways. The forms of collaboration which in earlier times were most common in Finland were principally of two different kinds, viz. either societies (e. g. farmers' societies, provincial agricultural societies, trade unions and so forth) or commercial companies, among which latter the limited liability companies were the most common. Since the beginning of 1901, when the law on co-operation came into force in Finland, we have a third form of economic association, viz. the co-operative society. The cooperative society is intermediate between a company and a society, so much so that in some countries, for instance England and France, it is classed among companies, but in others, e. g. in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Sweden, among societies. Finnish law places the co-operative society among companies. 1 Appendix E. It may be said that whereas a commercial company is principally a union of capital, the co-operative society in the first place is a union of persons. This circumstance is not difficult to explain. A commercial company is usually started in order that the shareholders should receive the greatest possible profit from their investments in it. It often makes no difference to them what kind of goods the company produces or sells; the chief point is to gain fat dividends by it. The co-operative society, on the other hand, endeavours to satisfy...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1916 Excerpt: ... IV LOCAL CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES Introduction: What is a co-operative society according to Finnish law? From the foregoing we hav...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217824625

ISBN - 13:9780217824620

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