Factors that can influence the establishment of cooperative in Anambra state. A case study of Awka North Anambra state
This study was on Factors that can influence the establishment of cooperative in Anambra state. A case study of Awka north Anambra state. The total population for the study is 200 members of selected cooperatives were selected randomly. The researcher used questionnaires as the instrument for the data collection. Descriptive Survey research design was adopted for this study. A total of 133 respondents made up chairmen, secretaries, cashiers and members were used for the study. The data collected were presented in tables and analyzed using simple percentages and frequencies.
1.1Background of the study
In the early centuries cooperative societies have been in existence This is to say that they started even before the creation of the Earth. There was cooperation between the holy spirits or trimly (that is God the father God the son and God the holy spirit) which led to the achievement of the creation of the world. This was as a result of certain factors.
In addition at the time of the stone age men and the wonders there was need for cooperation. This occurred at the agricultural sector through it was limited within families. After some time, things begins to improved and it came a time when there was communal farming system. This occurred because of certain factors and because there is need for it.
Further more countries began to relate in businesses exchanging goods and services from one country to another or from one state to among countries. Certain factors gave rise to that because there is need for it. That is to say that nothing achieving can come into existence without needs for it or without needs for it or without certain factors which must have led to it indeed these factors leading to cooperation among people states. Countries and the world at large are not for fetch but are those desires that needs to be satisfied or measured. These factors as put under this introductory section can be either positive or negative.
1.1 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
As indicated earlier the factors that can influence the establishment of cooperatives can either be positive or negative. These factors as well differs from state to state country to country etc. But the most important is the type of cooperative or its members involved in its operations.
In recent times a lot of persons and scholars have tried to talk on the factors that can influence the establishment of cooperates. This is because slot of people and to their own understanding has failed to understand what these factors are rather they often mistake it for motives. So to say these worlds are two different things altogether. At the later side of this project the difference between factors and motives well be talked on.
However in Awka North Anambra state there are a lot of factors that can influence cooperative establishment. According to Mr L.M. Ejwnye (principal register of cooperatives Anambra state) he said that the factors that influence cooperative establishment in Awka North Anambra state.
In essence this factors are those things needs or desires or even set back that has led to identifications of needs there by organizing together for the purpose of establishment.
Despite these factors that has led to the establishment of cooperatives a lot of these cooperative society still fails and closes up and this occurs as a result of certain factors as well.
1.2 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
This academic exercise is meant to appraise the feasibility of the factors that can influence the establishment of cooperatives and the socio-economic standard of cooperatives member and its society at large in Awka North Anambra State. These factors are as follow;
- To know how these factors has helped cooperatives its members and generally the public at large.
- To know how these factors have led to the establishment of cooperatives in Awka North Anambra State.
- To know the number of cooperatives that has failed in Awka North Anambra State.
- To ascertain the number of cooperatives that are still in existence in Awka North Anambra State.
- To ascertain the achievement of cooperatives in the economy of Awka North Anambra State.
- To bring foreword how much cooperatives has helped to reduce unemployment in Awka North Anambra State.
- To find on the problems militating against the establishment of cooperatives in Awka North Anambra State.
For the successful completion of the study, the following research hypotheses were formulated by the researcher;
H0: there are no factors that helped cooperatives its members and generally the public at large.
H1: there are factors that helped cooperatives its members and generally the public at large.
H02: there are no problems militating against the establishment of cooperatives in Awka North Anambra State.
H2: there are problems militating against the establishment of cooperatives in Awka North Anambra State
Significance of the study
Cooperatives have done a lot in the development of many countries or nations. In countries like Krael, Denmark, Sweden, India, Britain etc. cooperatives have played vital role in sectors like manufacturing distributions and even consummation.
At the end of this research many people will find out the importance of cooperatives to human existence. This involves the above mentioned;
- The government both the federal state and local government.
- The society in general
- The cooperative section and
- The general academics
Scope and limitation of the study
The scope of the study covers Factors that can influence the establishment of cooperative in Anambra state. A case study of Awka north Anambra state. The researcher encounters some constrain which limited the scope of the study;
- a) AVAILABILITY OF RESEARCH MATERIAL: The research material available to the researcher is insufficient, thereby limiting the study
- b) TIME: The time frame allocated to the study does not enhance wider coverage as the researcher has to combine other academic activities and examinations with the study.
1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS
Establishment: The Establishment is a term used to describe a dominant group or elite that controls a polity or an organization. It may comprise a closed social group that selects its own members, or entrenched élite structures in specific institutions
Cooperative: A cooperative (also known as co-operative, co-op, or coop) is “an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned enterprise