Mutual, cooperative and co-owned business
A new book edited by Jonathan Michie, Joseph R. Blasi and Carlo Borzaga, published by Oxford University Press Handbook
“Mutual, co-operative and co-owned business” is the title of The Oxford University Press Handbook edited by Jonathan Michie, University of Oxford (UK), Joseph R. Blasi, Rutgers University (USA), and Carlo Borzaga, University of Trento (Italy) is now available.
The handbook analyses, describes, and explains the complex world of organisations that assign ownership rights and governance control to stakeholders other than investors. The complexity of this set of organisations results both from the different degree of control exerted by stakeholders in each typology, and from different legislative and regulatory frameworks that govern these organisational forms. (more…)
New Euricse and IHCO research project officially launched
The Euricse-IHCO (International Health Co-operative Organisation, a sectoral organisation of the International Co-operative Alliance) research project on health cooperatives and mutuals has officially started. On July 8th, the Euricse research team (Michela Giovannini, Carlo Borzaga and Gianluca Salvatori) met in Madrid with José Guisado and Jose Pérez, respectively President and secretary of IHCO. The meeting took place at the headquarters of Asisa, the leading Spanish cooperative in the insurance sector and member of Fundación Espriu, a cooperative group, of which Guisado is CEO, operating in the health sector. (more…)
Call for papers | ICA 2016 International research conference [new deadline]
Understanding and managing co-operative creation, transition and transformation
Almeria, Spain 24-27 May, 2016
The International Co-operative Alliance Committee on Co-operative Research international research conference will take place in Almería, Spain from May 24 to May 27. The University of Almeria (UAL) and the UAL-Coexphal Chair will host the conference and are now calling fop papers.
Researchers, policy makers, practitioners and students of co-operatives, social enterprise and social economy from all countries are welcome to participate and submit their abstract. (more…)
Key findings from the World Co-operative Monitor 2015
The co-operative sector continued to grow in 2013
The fourth edition of the World Co-operative Monitor, analyzing data from 2013, highlights the size and importance of the co-operative sector across the globe.
The overall database this year exceeds all past editions reaching 2,829 co-operatives from 76 countries with a total turnover of 2,950.82 billion US dollars.
In 2013 we see an overall increase in the total turnover of the Top 300 co-operatives and mutual organisations. The largest 300 co-operatives and mutuals report a total turnover of 2,360.05 billion US dollars in 2013 compared with 2,205.70 billion US dollars the previous year. (more…)
World Co-operative Monitor 2015 – Less than two weeks to submit your coop’s data
The main goal of the World Co-operative Monitor project is to develop a multi-dimensional database reporting on the socio-economic value and impact of co-operatives both within a global scenario and in their regional and national contexts.
Since 2011, Euricse has been collaborating with the International Co-operative Alliance, the organization that represents the cooperative movement at a global level, on mapping the world’s biggest cooperatives in all economic sectors.
Cooperatives have time until May 15th to complete the online questionnaire and submit their coop’s 2013 data to be included in the upcoming report.
A short guide to completing the form is available here. (more…)
ICA Global Conference – Towards 2020 What will your co-operative look like?
10-13 November 2015, Antalya, Turkey
The International Co-operative Alliance’s 2015 global conference is the platform for co-operators to stay on top of developments and take best practices home. Co-operatives need to continue to affirm and communicate their leadership as socially embedded and sustainable enterprises. Sustainability is one of the focal points of the conference, together with participation, identity, access to capital and legal frameworks.
For further information about the programme of the conference, please visit www.antalya2015.coop
WCM | Exploring the co-operative economy – Report 2014
Quebec City, October 2014. The International Co-operative Alliance (the Alliance) – with the scientific and technical support of the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse) – launches the 2014 report of its global statistical project: The World Co-operative Monitor.
This third edition of the Report, analyzing data from 2012, highlights the impact of the co-operative sector across the globe. We see evidence of a sector in constant growth, able to withstand the global financial crisis, positively influencing the economic and social wellbeing of people around the world.
Unlocking the potential of the social economy for EU growth
On November 17th-18th, Italy launches a participatory and policy-oriented conference on Social Economy.
With the aim of contributing to the definition of the European agenda in the Social Economy field, the Italian presidency, during the semester of presidency of the EU Council, will dedicate careful consideration to the role of the social economy for European growth by organizing the international conference “Unlocking the potential of the social economy for EU growth”. The event will take place on November 17th-18th in Rome, Italy at the Auditorium del Massimo.
WCM | Exploring the co-operative economy, Report 2013
Cape Town, November 2013. The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) – with the scientific and technical support of Euricse – launches the 2013 report of its global statistical project: The World Co-operative Monitor. In this new edition the Report have been enriched with a new feature: a ranking list based on ratio turnover on the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. (more…)
Top 300 co-operatives are worth over 2 trillion
From Co-operative News article released on 05 November 2013
The world’s top 300 co-operatives have continued to grow, achieving an overall turnover of USD $2,097 billion in 2011. The results of the survey confirm an increase from 2010, when the world’s top 300 co-operatives, distributed in 24 countries, had a turnover of USD $1,975 billion. (more…)
Success for the online campaign stories.coop
October 10, 2013
A new site for promoting the database, with innovations including journalistic reports, analyses and case studies.
Offical launch will be at the International conference in Cape Town.
Stories.coop is the first global digital campaign to choose the storytelling tradition as a way of communicating the cooperative experience to the general public. Devised for 2012, the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives, the aim of Stories.coop was to present a new story of cooperation from around the world every day during the year. By exploring a wide variety of sectors, sizes and countries, the project promoted the cooperative model in all its diversity, highlighting cooperatives’ contribution to social and economic development and supporting the formation and growth of cooperative enterprises at an international level. (more…)
Co-operatives fly through financial crisis, turnover reaches USD 2 trillion
Manchester, October 31st 2012
World Co-operative Monitor launched in Manchester
The global co-operative sector defied a general business trend and thrived trhough the heights of the Global Financial Crisis, according to a new scientific report.
The inaugural World Co-operative Monitor, ranking the largest co-operative and mutual enterprises by turnover and collecting data on all sizes of co-operatives across the globe in categories, was launched today in Manchester by its partners the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and The European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (EURICSE). (more…)