Thwarted cooperative success
Other Names: Unexplored cooperative potential
Unrecognized benefits from cooperatives
Unestablished cooperative union
Incidence: In most of the Western countries the once powerful consumers' cooperative movement is in serious decline. Cooperatives have fulfilled their social purpose since today consumer interests are well protected by legal standards and regulations, and their ideals are forgotten since members have simply become shoppers. The decline was inevitable, because the committee system of management did not adjust to the revolution of retailing.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 27.04.2000 – 00:00 CEST