The idea that two agents can increase both their fitnesses by mutual help rather than by competition. This assumes that resources adequate for both exist, or are created by the interaction, and relates to synergy (synergic coevolution) and 'compositional evolution'.
Interaction of two or more parties along the supply chain for the purpose of doing business. Compared to collaboration, cooperation typically describes a strictly structured approach to interaction based on regulated standards, whereas integration describes a tighter connection often limited to within a single company.
In cooperation, disputants work together to solve a mutual problem. According to Morton Deutsch, ( Resolution of Conflict, 1973) a cooperative situation is one in which the goals of the participants are so linked that any participant can attain his goal if, and only if, the others with whom he is linked can attain their goals. It is contrasted with a competitive approach, in which it is assumed that it is impossible to win unless the other side loses.
Cooperation between the judicial systems of EU Member States, as well as between their law-enforcement agencies, is a central policy of justice and home affairs; it includes recognition of other Member States' judgments and bringing together procedural law. (See Judicial cooperation in criminal matters, Judicial cooperation in civil matters ; police and customs cooperation ).
The custodial parent must provide, as a condition of receiving public assistance benefits, sufficient information to identify a child's father and/or establish, modify and enforce a support order, inclusive of submitting to genetic testing and appearing at paternity and child support proceedings.
As a condition of eligibility for public assistance, the recipient is required to cooperate with the child support agency in identifying and locating the non-custodial parent, establishing paternity and obtaining child support payments.
An organization formed with state governmental approval to act as an artificial person to carry on business (or other activities), which can sue or be sued, and (unless it is non-profit) can issue shares of stock to raise funds.