2016 Scientific Articles

Hybridization and digitization of cooperative bank: what are the impacts on the local banking relationship?

Author: 
Sébastien Le Foll, Christian Cadiou
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract While some banking groups have had savings plans for years that resulted in the closure of local branches, mutual banks, with the status of cooperatives and aware of their social responsibility, have opted for an overhaul of their territorial organization. However, the digitalization of (...) Read more
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Impacts of bioenergy projects through Electrical cooperatives in Argentina

Author: 
María Eugenia Castelao Caruana
Language: 
Spanish
Year: 
2016
Abstract Sustainable energy generation systems from renewable sources offer opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy safety, stimulate rural economies and improve local environmental conditions. This document explores five projects for the generation of energy distributed (...) Read more
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Impacts of cooperatives and fair trade on producers: Action research in Nepal

Author: 
Anna Kim, Jinhwan Kim
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016
Abstract Fair Trade Organizations (FTOs) aim to create opportunities for marginalized small-scale producers in developing countries, particularly through direct trading partnerships with producer cooperatives. This paper draws on an action research project which evaluated the impacts of trading (...) Read more
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Including cooperation in Brazil’s basic educational program: perspectives toward training futur generations and the cooperative movement in the country

Author: 
Anderson dos Anjos Pereira Pena
Language: 
Spanish
Year: 
2016
Abstract This paper aims to understand the possibilities and formulate the current articulations in support of integrating the cooperation model within the basic educational program in Brasil. For this purpose, this study relies on bibliographic and documentary sources and an ethnographic study. We (...) Read more
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Integrated use of management tools in family agriculture: the case of COOPEAGRO in Maragogi, Alagoas in Brazil

Author: 
Davi Alves Pereira Junior, Hipolyana Simone De Oliveira
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016
Abstract This main objectiveof this work is to format an integrated management model for family farms, and at the same time, support the development of a productive diversification planning for the Cooperative of Small Farmers Arranged—COOPEAGRO, Maragogi municipality, Brazil.Therefore, it carried (...) Read more
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Is mutualist governance beneficial to innovative processes?

Author: 
Christine Marsal
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract French banking cooperatives have shown a great capacity for innovation both in terms of their strategies (banking insurance) and product offering (mobile telephony) and the way they market these products (regular development of bank branches). This article seeks to understand how these (...) Read more
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Knowledge empowerment through co-operative movement – trimming down the losses from ‘lost harvest’ and ‘food waste’ in India

Author: 
Chaudhury Shripati Mishra, Seema Tigga, Malay Kumar Sahu
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016
Abstract Around 1.3 billion tonnes of food, one third of the annual global food production, is lost or wasted every year. An assessment of lost harvest and food waste in the most widely grown cereals, vegetables and fruits was carried out using a questionnaire involving stakeholders of the food (...) Read more
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Microfinance in agribusiness dynamism: an analysis of female microproducers in Casamance

Author: 
Ndiouma Ndour, Melyan Mendy, Ngor Ndour, Cheikh Oumar Balde
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract In developing countries, women are responsible for revenue-generating activities: agriculture, fishing andcraft trades. In Senegal, they are presentin the socio-economicsphere througheconomic interest groupings(EIG), cooperatives, andother forms of association. Nonetheless, these (...) Read more
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Mitigating the democratic entropy of worker cooperatives: a holacratic approach

Author: 
I.S. Wuisman, M. Mannan
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016
Abstract As worker cooperatives grow in size and membership, they are said to be subject to the „iron law of oligarchy‟ and the „irony of consensus‟, whereby the organization simultaneously experiences managerial entrenchment and member-worker apathy. While small and medium-sized cooperatives (...) Read more
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Open up to external shareholders: yes, but why? An application to the governance of winemaking cooperatives

Author: 
Louis-Antoine Saïsset
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract Agricultural cooperatives have an original organizational structure where their democratic governance is directed towards the community in every sense. In this context, we have examined to what extent a stronger partnership with external actors would create value for the cooperatives. We (...) Read more
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