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How does a cooperative differ from a Limited liability company?[edit]

Request for description: How does a cooperative differ from a Limited liability company?

The main difference is in the voting rights. In a corporation (or limited liability co.) it is one vote per share. In a cooperative it is usually one vote per person. mydogategodshat 00:47, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Usually the question is "How does a corporation differ from a Limited liability company? Was that the question you meant to ask? Most organizations that call themselves a cooperative are formed as corporations. Farm Coop was a corporation that became Farmland Industries (and later declared bancruptcy) I suppose you could form them as LLC's also depending on the laws in the state you want to form the legal entity in. Many corporations are incorporated in Delaware because of certain legal benefits. You can be for-profit or non-profit as well. As far as votes go that just depends on how you distribute the shares. If you have a 50 unit apartment building you can just sell one share each to 50 families.

If it's just yourself or you and a fried you could do some reading on the internet and form a corporation or LLC and probably not need a lawyer but then again you might. Anything more complex you better hire a lawyer.--Gbleem 06:56, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I think it depends on your perspective, and particularly the legal framework that exists in your part of the world. From a UK perspective a cooperative (or co-operative as we tend to call them) can be a limited liability company. The UK has no definition of a co-operative in law, and hence no single legal structure for a co-operative enterprise. They can be structured as share companies, they can be companies limited by guarantee (Is that a model specific to the UK?), they can be Industrial and Provident Societies (IPSs). I'm sure they can use other structures also. Its not so much the broad legal structure of the organisation (as long as it enables a democratic approach suitable to the needs of the members), as the details of how the governance system is defiend and operated. --Upperholme 07:33, 24 Apr 2005 (UTC)

National Cooperative[edit]

There is a short article titled National Cooperative Business Association The Cooperative article gives this name, but the name is linked to the NCBA site. The NCBA web site seems to overstate the impoortance of NCBA so I hope the wikipedia article will be maintained and improved. Sincerely! RCNesland (talk) 22:54, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Merge from Cooperative Stock Market[edit]

The article at Cooperative Stock Market is mostly about co-ops and very little about publicly trading stock in co-ops. The idea of publicly trading stock in co-ops may deserve brief mention here, but there is not enough published about it to meet the notability guidelines for a separate article. I propose merger into this article. --Bejnar (talk) 22:04, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

As well as being tagged on this article's page and on the Cooperative Stock Market page, on 8 September 2015 notice of this discussion was given at the following WikiProjects:

If there is no objection, I will begin the merger. --Bejnar (talk) 16:08, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

I just put the other article up for deletion. I don't see anything worth keeping there. QVVERTYVS (hm?) 20:35, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

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