Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420001785

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. understand the differences between different categories of cooperatives 2. use the cooperative terminology 3. understand the importance of cooperatives for the producers 4. recognize the cooperative's problems 5. discuss about the new trends of cooperatives worldwide
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Definition of Cooperatives and Introduction to Cooperative Classification Schemes. Shapes of cooperation. Types of cooperatives: agricultural, urban, marketing. History of cooperative movement in Greece and worldwide. Cooperative identity, values and principles. Structure, Organization and Management of Cooperatives. Cooperative development. Cooperative education and research. Cooperatives in European Union. Obstacles in cooperation. Comparison between cooperatives and private firms. Cooperative economics. Cooperative policy and legislation. Activities, importance and weaknesses of cooperatives. The role of cooperatives in rural development. The future of cooperatives.
cooperatives, cooperative economics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Teaching with powerpoint
Course Organization
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities6
Written assigments21
Student Assessment
Written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Παπαγεωργίου, Κ. (2015): Βιώσιμη Συνεταιριστική Οικονομία. Εκδόσεις Σταμούλης (κωδικός ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ 50659802).
Additional bibliography for study
1. Κοντογεώργος, Α., Σεργάκη, Π., 2015. Αρχές διοίκησης αγροτικών συνεταιρισμών. [ηλεκτρ. βιβλ.] Αθήνα: Σύνδεσμος Ελληνικών Ακαδημαϊκών Βιβλιοθηκών. Διαθέσιμο στο: 2. Dijk van G., Sergaki, P. and G. Baourakis, 2019. The Cooperative Enterprise: Practical Evidence for a Theory of Cooperative Entrepreneurship, Springer, ISSN:2364-401X 3. Williams R. 2007. The Cooperative Movement. Globalization from below. Corporate Social Responsibility Series. Ashgate. 4. Σαλαβού, Ε. και Ο. Κυριακίδου. 2010. Μάνατζμεντ. Εταιρικές λειτουργίες. Εκδόσεις Rosili. 5. Κυριακίδου, Ο. & Ε. Σαλαβού, Κοινωνική Επιχειρηματικότητα, Έκδοση: 1/2014, ROSILI ΕΜΠΟΡΙΚΗ - ΕΚΔΟΤΙΚΗ Μ.ΕΠΕ-
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