Innovation in Governance: The Case of the Fiji Nursing and Associates Credit Union

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Kumar, Nirmala D, Pathak, Raghuvar Dutt and Van Gramberg, Bernadine (2007) Innovation in Governance: The Case of the Fiji Nursing and Associates Credit Union. Journal of Administration and Governance, 2 (1). pp. 92-100. ISSN 1834-352X


One of the reasons for the success of Fiji Nursing and Associates Credit Union (FNACU) was through innovation in governance by making amendments to the Credit Union Act to allow for expansion of their membership to paramedics and minors. Cooperatives including credit unions have played a significant role in alleviating poverty and promoting economic growth worldwide as well as in the Asia, Pacific regions. Some of the most successful cooperatives are the Mondragon group and Grameen Bank. For this study the FNACU is selected due to its success in the cooperative sector in Fiji. Emphasis is placed on the case of the FNACU studying its background, financial status and problems faced by the FNACU and the factors that contributed to its success. The published materials including reports, minutes of meetings and financial statements were studied. The case study discussed resulted from these meetings, observations and visits. The performance of the cooperative took into account its profitability, benefits received by the members, homogeneity of their memberships, and the key role played by the Bergengren Credit Union Training School and the Fiji Credit Union League in making FNACU a success story.

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > SEO Classification > 9104 Management and Productivity
Historical > FOR Classification > 1502 Banking, Finance and Investment
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Keywords ResPubID13548, consumer cooperative, credit union, financial statements, loans, membership, retirement benefits
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