Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420001846

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherSpring-5
AGROTIKĪS OIKONOMIASElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Spring-5

Programme of Study: UPS School of Agriculture (2011-today)

Registered students: 46
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherSpring-5
AGROTIKĪS OIKONOMIASElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
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 producers' organizations and agricultural cooperatives 2. use the agricultural cooperative terminology 3. understand the importance of agricultural cooperatives for the producers 4. recognize the agricultural cooperative's problems 5. discuss about the new trends of agricultural cooperatives worldwide 6. create an agricultural cooperative 7. understand balance sheets
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
Course Content (Syllabus)
Agricultural cooperatives in Greece. Agricultural cooperative classification schemes. Problems in the application of agricultural cooperative values. Agricultural cooperatives' facts and figures in Greece. Traditional agricultural cooperatives versus re-engineered agricultural cooperatives. Producers' Organizations. Institutional theory and agricultural cooperatives. Efficiency and the role of Greek agricultural cooperatives in the market. Agricultural cooperative's legislation. Microeconomics in agricultural cooperatives. Economies of scale. Internal organization and efficiency in agricultural cooperatives. Generic strategies in agricultural cooperatives and private food firms. The business plan of an agricultural cooperatives. Mergers and acqusitions in agricultural cooperatives. Finance in agricultural cooperatives. Quality assurance systems in agricultural cooperatives. Accounting in agricultural cooperatives.
Αgricultural cooperatives, strategic management, cooperative economics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Teaching with powerpoint
Course Organization
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities10
Written assigments28
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)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1.Παπαγεωργίου, Κ. (2015): Βιώσιμη Συνεταιριστική Οικονομία. Εκδόσεις Σταμούλης (κωδικός ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ 50659802). 2. Κοντογεώργος Α. και Π. Σεργάκη (2015): Αρχές Διοίκησης Αγροτικών Συνεταιρισμών: Προκλήσεις και Προοπτικές (κωδικός ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ: σε εκκρεμότητα).
Additional bibliography for study
1. Gert van Dijk, Panagiota Sergaki and George Baourakis (2019): The Cooperative Enterprise: Practical Evidence for a Theory of Cooperative Entrepreneurship, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-030-16278-8 2. Σαλαβού, Ε. και Ο. Κυριακίδου (2010). Μάνατζμεντ. Εταιρικές λειτουργίες. Εκδόσεις Rosili. 3. Gert van Dijk (2005). Strategy, structure and conduct of farmer-owned business. Introduction to cooperative entrepreneurship. Lecture notes. 4. Karantininis, K. and J. Nilsson (2007). Vertical markets and Cooperative Hierarchies. The role of cooperatives in the agri-food industry.Springer.
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