2016 Scientific Articles

Reconciling competitivity and cooperative commitment: a question of governance?

Author: 
Maryline Filippi
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract Benefitting from a collective ownership model, owned by cooperative associates committed to their activities, agricultural cooperatives are in tension between their economic project and their social project. This article will analyze the impact of the economic model on the governance of (...) Read more
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Reflections upon the mutualist challenges in 2016 : proposal for an educational methodology

Author: 
Étienne Fouquet
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract This article examines a participative research approach called collaborative with the aim to redefine the role of the members within a mutual insurance company with respect to governance. It explores the new context faced by this type of company in the insurance market, provides an (...) Read more
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Relationship between vertical integration and financial indicators of Brazilian agricultural cooperatives

Author: 
Luana Zanetti Trindade, Anelise Krauspenhar Pinto Figari
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016
Abstract Incorporation by diversification strategies of cooperatives is generally used as a means of ―competitive set,‖ and many of them stand out in the market in which they operate. It is believed that the competitive advantages resulting from vertical integration that seeks to reduce transaction (...) Read more
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Rendering the social solidarity economy: exploring the case for a paradigm shift in the visibility of co operative and mutual enterprises in business education, research and policy-making

Author: 
Rory Ridley-Duff, Mike Bull
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016
Abstract Theories of business are still dominated by a choice between social responsibility (altruistic communitarianism) and private business (neo-liberalism). From the start of the 1990s, this hegemony has been disrupted by research on voluntary action and social enterprise (SE). By (...) Read more
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Restructuring of the health care sector in France and experience of health care cooperatives

Author: 
Laëtitia Lethielleux, Maryline Thenot, Xavier Deroy
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract The French health care sector is currently undergoing major changes to better address the need to adjust quantitatively to supply as well as to correct inadequate coordination between care levels. The strategies adopted by hospital organizations focus more on forms of cooperation combining (...) Read more
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Social cooperatives managing confiscated goods from the mafia: how does this impact the creation of territorial public action spaces

Author: 
Elisabetta Bucolo
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract This text analyzes the interactions between social cooperatives and local authorities with regard to the application of Italian law 109/96 on “Provisions for the management and destination of goods seized or confiscated from organized crime”. This is an instructive, albeit specific, model (...) Read more
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Some considerations on cooperation from ecological economics—case study of Cuba

Author: 
Eduardo Lòpez Bastida
Language: 
Spanish
Year: 
2016
Abstract This work provides a vision about agricultural cooperatives in Latin America, from the perspective of green economics. The main limitations regarding this vision are presented, along with its fundamental principles and conditioning factors. Cuba is treated as a case study, presenting the (...) Read more
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Stakeholder theory and consumers in a large French consumers cooperative

Author: 
Magali Boespflug, Philippe Pasquet, Bruno Mazieres, Isabelle Sauviat
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract Analyzing a French consumers cooperative in light of stakeholder theory, this paper questions the specificities of its model in terms of recognition and value distribution. The consumers indeed have an ownership status in this type of structure, which should theoretically bring them (...) Read more
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The La Louve coop: toward prosumers cooperatives?

Author: 
Hajar El Karmouni, Amina Béji-Bécheur
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract In recent years, forms of work based on voluntary commitment intended to improve consumers’ lives have appeared in various areas, leading to a shift frommarket-served consumerstoself-served consumers. Inspired by the New York Park Slope Food Coop supermarket model advocated by its (...) Read more
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The challenge of shared mertitocracy: how the members of the Mexican cooperative Pascual fluctuate between oligarchy and democracy

Author: 
Ryszard Stocki
Language: 
Spanish
Year: 
2016
Abstract Oligarchization of democratic organizations can be defined as the transfer of power of democratically elected bodies to informal elite—a group of individuals exerting true influence over the decisions of the organization. This study shows that oligarchies are the consequence of a general (...) Read more
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