2016 Scientific Articles

Contribution to the study of local impact of cooperatives based on some of the oldest cooperatives of Columbia

Author: 
Juan Fernando Álvarez
Language: 
Spanish
Year: 
2016
Abstract By identifying the history, the milestones and the specificity of cooperatives, the process of measuring the impact gains sense, which allows for dimensioning its impact within the context of social utility, the common good and sustainability.The identification of Colombia's oldest (...) Read more
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Cooperative governance : consumers’ take on organizational tensions

Author: 
Axelle Faure-Ferlet, Charlotte Lecuyer, Sonia Capelli, William Sabadie
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract According to internal stakeholders, the dual economic and social goals in cooperatives have required them to manage organizational conflicts that affect the way they function. To the extent that the movement wants to announce its status to consumers, this study aims to validate the image (...) Read more
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Cooperative membership in local food systems in Quebec: multiple motivations and commitments

Author: 
Sophie Laughrea, Patrick Mundler, Annie Royer
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract Short food supply chains (SFSCs) can be profitable and rewarding for producers. However, they can also be demanding since they require to integrate several trades (production, processing, and distribution). Implementing collective farmersinitiativesis a possible set of solutions that is (...) Read more
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Cooperatives in Brazil: export and import behaviour

Author: 
Manoela Morais, Luiza Rhoden Rech, Erlaine Binotto, Eduardo Luis Casarotto, Luciana Virginia Mario Bernardo, Adriana Peruzzi
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016
Abstract The objective is to analyze Brazilian trade balance as a result of cooperative export and import behaviour in 2015. Secondary data from the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) were used for this analysis. There exist more than 6,800 cooperatives in Brazil distributed (...) Read more
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Determinants of capital adequacy ratio (CAR) in Nepalese cooperative societies

Author: 
Gyanendra Prasad Paudel
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016
Abstract The failure of depository institutions (DI)resulting frompoor capital standards has created a keen interest in regulators, managers, researchers, etc. to maintain a precise level of strategic capital requirements. DIs are highly levered firms due to the presence of a large portion of debt (...) Read more
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Does promoting the cooperative model support identification and consent to pay of the consumer members?

Author: 
Sonia Capelli, William Sabadie, Michel Seguin
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract This research questions the ability of the cooperative principles to increase consumers’ consent to pay with regards to the promotional level of the cooperative model to which they are exposed. A survey conducted with 4992 client-members of school cooperatives in Quebec, Canada, shows that (...) Read more
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Efficiency of agricultural cooperatives and the role of members through their organizations

Author: 
Asmaa Chatou
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract Although agricultural cooperatives are a part of the agricultural sector and the efforts to encourage farmers in Algeria, this movement has not achieved the development desired. This article aims to better understand the role of members in their organizations. It seeks to determine whether (...) Read more
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Emergence of freelancer cooperatives in South Korea

Author: 
Jongick Jang
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016
Abstract This paper examines freelancer cooperatives that have recently emerged in South Korea. In particular, it investigates the purposes for which freelancers have established a cooperative and the conditions required for freelancer cooperatives to thrive. Review of existing literature on how (...) Read more
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Expectations and questions of executive managers of cooperative and participative companies toward the employees-associates

Author: 
Gaël Trivdic
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract SCOP, Cooperative and Participatory Companies under French law, provide an alternative by allowing a democratic approach to be applied to a company’s management style. Specific rules guide their operation but it is primarily the possibility of an employee-member status that constitutes the (...) Read more
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Gathering circles for indigenous ecopreneurship among first nations communities of southern Quebec

Author: 
Stephen Penner, Simon Berge, Ryan Paul Rice
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to present a feasibility study on the Gathering Circle Co-operative. The Gathering Circle Co-operative is a concept ofIndigenous business aimed at strengthening Indigenous economic activity on a reserve through the promotion of the food co-op as the choice of (...) Read more
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