5th CIRIEC International Research Conference
CIRIEC-Portugal and CIRIEC-International (the International Centre of Research and Information on the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy) are organizing the 5th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy that will take place next July the 15th to 18th 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.
The general theme for this 5th Research Conference is “Social economy in a globalized world”. (more…)
JEOD special issue on cooperative banks
JEOD Vol. 3, Issue 1
Edited by Silvio Goglio (University of Trento; Euricse) and Yiorgos Alexopoulos (Agricultural University of Athens; Euricse)
Are cooperative banks at a turning point? Many changes that have occurred in the last years in the economic and social framework make this question quite actual. This special issue argues that the new reality created by the great financial crisis has fostered the development of cooperative banks —at least at the local level— and allowed them to re-establish and even strengthen trust towards the banking system in a period when this was strongly endangered. The crisis has also proved the soundness of many hypotheses expressed by researchers about the behavior of cooperative banks stemming from their governance, business model and specialization, which heavily rely on relationship-based retail banking.
The volume is available online at: www.jeodonline.com