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Merits of Partnership Form of Business Organisation
(a) Easy to Form: A partnership can be formed easily without many legal formalities.
Since it is not compulsory to get the firm registered, a simple agreement, either in oral, writing or implied is sufficient to create a partnership firm.
(b) Availability of Larger Resources: Since two or more partners join hands to start partnership firm it
may be possible to pool more resources as compared to sole proprietorship form of business organisation.
(c) Better Decisions: In partnership firm each partner has a right to take part in the management of the business. All major decisions are taken in consultation with and with the consent of all partners. Thus, collective wisdom prevails and there is less scope for reckless and hasty decisions.
(d) Flexibility: The partnership firm is a flexible organisation. At any time the partners can decide to change the size or nature of business or area of its operation after taking the necessary consent of all the partners.
(e) Sharing of Risks: The losses of the firm are shared by all the partners equally or as per the agreed ratio.
(f) Keen Interest: Since partners share the profit and bear the losses, they take keen interest in the affairs of the business.
(g) Benefits of Specialisation: All partners actively participate in the business as per their specialisation and knowledge. In a partnership firm providing legal consultancy to people, one partner may deal with civil cases, one in criminal cases, another in labour cases and so on as per their area of specialisation. Similarly two or more doctors of different specialisation may start a clinic in partnership.
(h) Protection of Interest: In partnership form of business organisation, the rights of each partner and his/her interests are fully protected. If a partner is dissatisfied with any decision, he can ask for dissolution of the firm or can withdraw from the partnership.
(i) Secrecy: Business secrets of the firm are only known to the partners. It is not required to disclose any information to the outsiders. It is also not mandatory to publish the annual accounts of the firm.
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