African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4182

Full Length Research Paper

Wealth creation through mass capital mobilization through a cooperative enterprise model: Some lessons for transplanting the Indian experience in South Africa

D. D. Tewari
Faculty of Management Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus, Durban, 4001, South Africa.
Email: [email protected], [email protected].

  •  Accepted: 25 July 2011
  •  Published: 30 September 2011


The Indian experience of mass capital mobilization through cooperative movement is well-known and laudable one. The model has been very successful in mitigating poverty across rural India. This study looks into the framework of capital mobilization and how it contributed to massive economic growth of rural India, with special focus on Gujarat and Maharashtra-two pioneering provinces in co-operativization strategy. The study draws parallel lessons for South Africa providing policy insights toward building a cooperative movement.


Key words: Cooperative, India, South Africa, capital mobilization, wealth, finance.