Purchasing Cooperative


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Purchasing Cooperative

 

a kind of cooperative that unites peasants, artisans, craftsmen, fishermen, and other small-scale producers to supply them with the means of production or the consumer goods they need. In the early stages of the development of the cooperative movement, the purchasing cooperative was, along with the wholesaling cooperative and the credit union, one of the most widespread forms of cooperative. Under contemporary conditions it is most often encountered in agriculture.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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