Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Agricultural Economics

Major Professor

Eldon D. Smith

Committee Members

R. G. Spitze, E. J. Long, R. B. Hughes, Jr.


Many students divide the administration of cooperative associations into two distinct parts or functions. J. W. Jones’¹ divisions are as follows: “First, business administration, which includes financing, processing and merchandising the commodities handled, and supervision of credits and collections and second, membership administration which includes the maintenance of agreeable human relationships.”

Membership relations have been an area of great importance in cooperative associations as well as in other business organizations. J. P. Warbasse² in his book, Problems of Cooperation, considers the errors of educational and social work real causes of the failure of many societies.

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