2016 Scientific Articles

The challenge of taking shareholders into consideration in cooperatives: the impact of multiple ownership on organizational democracy

Author: 
Luc K. Audebrand, Myriam Michaud, Kyriam Lachapelle
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract Multistakeholder cooperatives (MSC), which appeared onlyrecently in the cooperative landscape, call for and include among their membership different types of stakeholderswith disparate and at times contradictory interests. In this paper, we analyze organizational democracy within MSCs in (...) Read more
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The cooperative model advances indigenous development: a case study of the Neechi Co-operatives Limited

Author: 
Oluwabusola Oluwatodimu Olaniyan, Adesuwa ERO, Amy HAY, Simon Berge
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016
Abstract Cooperative development is an effective channel for development and empowerment within the indigenous communities. It is a model that espouses self-governance, self-determination, self-help, self-development and ownership with an aim towards sustainable community development. A Cooperative (...) Read more
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The democratic principle : an efficient way for financial cooperatives to attract human resources Outcomes of a comparative study in France and Quebec

Author: 
Chloé Guillot-Soulez, Lucie Morin, Marie-Claude Beaudin
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract In the labor market, cooperative financial institutions are in competition with non-cooperative financial institutions to attract potential human resources. In this context, the enquiry of our research is as follows: Does the democratic principle at the basis of the cooperative model (...) Read more
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The effect of organizational justice perception on turnover intention in cooperative organizations: the mediating role of organizational identification

Author: 
Enver Aydoḡan, Emre Burak Ekmekçioḡlu
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016
Abstract Employeeattitudes and behaviorcan affect a cooperative’s continuity and strategic decisions. An employee’sperception of organizational justice, organizational identification and turnover intention may influence a cooperative’s efficiency. This study aims to determine the effect of (...) Read more
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The relationship between cooperative education and low sluggishness rates in savings and credit cooperatives—the case of Coasmedas in Columbia

Author: 
Carlos Herrán Perdomo, Clara Osorio, Darío Castillo Sandoval
Language: 
Spanish
Year: 
2016
Abstract This paper highlights that there exists a direct inverse relationship between cooperative education received by the members of a savings and credit cooperative in Columbia and their repayment sluggishness. More specifically, it shows how gloominess in loan repayment of a group of members (...) Read more
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The role of forestry cooperatives in climate change mitigation

Author: 
E. G. Nadeau, Luc Nadeau
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016
Abstract This is a revised version of a paper first presented at the International Cooperative Alliance‘s Committee on Cooperative Research Conference in Finland in 2011. This version updates forestrelated data from 2011 and presents information on the relationship between forestry cooperatives and (...) Read more
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The role of trust in cooperative organizations’ life cycle

Author: 
Sigismundo Bialoskorski Neto, Reinhard Bachmann
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016
Abstract Cooperatives are formed by members, frequently small economic agents. This research triesto answer the followingquestion:What is the role of trust in cooperatives withintheir cultural andinstitutional frameworks?Thatis, we seek todevelop a conceptual analysis oftrust behavior in the life (...) Read more
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The uniqueness of the governance mode in purchasing cooperatives of autonomous workers: the case of GMB in the national network Orcab, resisting the crisis

Author: 
Valérie Billaudeau, Élizabeth Poutier, Bernard Martineau
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract In France, purchasing cooperatives in the construction sector stand out from the rest of the cooperatives and are the focus of this research. These purchasing cooperatives are facing a crisis and a significant drop in the purchasing power of consumers. In an economic crisis, how do (...) Read more
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To Maintain Democracy over the Long-Term, Worker Co-ops Require at Least these 6 Internal Components

Author: 
Paul Bernstein
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016
Abstract What leads to successful workplace democracy, so it stays vibrant over the long-term? To answer this question concretely, an analysis was made of more than 50 cases, in 16 different countries, covering a century of experience. The companies examined ranged from completely worker-owned co- (...) Read more
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Toward a cooperative culture: transforming organizational culture within a Caisse Desjardins

Author: 
Jocelyne Champagne Racine
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016
Abstract This paper aims to describe and explore in depththe implementation of cultural transformation within aCaisse Desjardins branch in its attempt to remain aligned with the cooperative values and principles in today’s current context. The research strategy is a case study with data collected (...) Read more
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