Scientific Articles

Alphonse Desjardins and the Lévis branch of the Caisses Populaire: a social innovation laboratory ahead of its time

Author: 
Guy Bélanger
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016 - Témoignages/ Testimonies
Abstract This communication focuses on the culture of innovation provided, at his time, by the founder of the caisses populaires in Québec, Alphonse Desjardins. After referring to the “reformative nebula” at work in France at the beginning of the 20th century and its influence on the thoughts and (...) Read more
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Changing realities and building the future: the contributions of JOVEMCOOP to the youth education and for Paraná’s cooperatives

Author: 
Guilherme José Cabral Gonçalves
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016 - Témoignages/ Testimonies
Abstract The JOVEMCOOP is a program implemented by Paraná’s agricultural cooperatives, dedicated to young membersand their children, which is grounded on social organization. The present work aims to understand the features and functioning of the program and present the contributions to the members (...) Read more
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Cooperatives, capitalism and impactful power—cooperative governance as a source of corporate advantage

Author: 
Yannick Dumais
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016 - Témoignages/ Testimonies
Abstract This article highlights the recent advent of the governance in connection with the recurring issues of our current capitalistic economic model. In view of the findings that led to the 2008-2009 financial crisis and faced with the need to employ a new practice in the economic and financial (...) Read more
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Empowering workers to innovate and entrepreneurship: raison d'être of successful workers cooperatives

Author: 
Vrajlal Sapovadia
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016 - Témoignages/ Testimonies
Abstract This study critically analysesselected Indian workers cooperatives to find reasons over time of their successes and failures. Workers cooperatives, where decisions are made democratically by workerswho also act as entrepreneurs, managers and members, flourish in many industries and regions (...) Read more
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Entrepreneurship is collective and systemic

Author: 
Thomas Boisvert St-Arnaud
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016 - Témoignages/ Testimonies
Abstract This paper questions the traditional notion of entrepreneurship as unduly contaminated by the persona of the heroic, individual entrepreneur. It argues that entrepreneurship is fundamentally collective and systematic, andit proposes a rough model of the phenomenon, which it then uses to (...) Read more
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Financial planning in non-agricultural cooperatives in Cuba. The case of La Concha cooperative

Author: 
Erik Muñoz Maribona
Language: 
Spanish
Year: 
2016 - Témoignages/ Testimonies
Abstract The article is about the financial planning that is necessary in all organizations in order to ensure the efficiency of its economic management. The research took place in the non-agricultural cooperative La Concha, dedicated to providing gastronomy services to restaurants. In this (...) Read more
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From action to research, from research to action—emancipating through knowledge: the experience of the Coopaname activity and employment cooperative

Author: 
Justine Ballon, Catherine Bodet
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016 - Témoignages/ Testimonies
Abstract Self-employment is developing and the expansion of hybrid forms of work combining characteristics of entrepreneurship and salaried employment raises questions about companies and employment. In France over the last two decades, activity and employment co-ops (Coopérativesd’activitésetd’ (...) Read more
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Hopes and perspectives for financial cooperation: 30 years of development in Latin America

Author: 
José Luis Blanco
Language: 
Spanish
Year: 
2016 - Témoignages/ Testimonies
Abstract This paper examines the development of savings and credit cooperatives in Latin America throughout the last thirty years and draws important lessons in terms of development, from an integration point of view and through the impact they have had on members and our societies. Finally, it (...) Read more
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Impact of marketing cooperative societies in enhancing rural livelihood in India

Author: 
Teklehaimanot Abadi, Ram Bahal, R.N. Padaria, V.C. Mathur, V.K. Mahajan, K. Vijayaragavan
Language: 
English
Year: 
2016 - Témoignages/ Testimonies
Abstract This study was conducted in the National Capital Region of Delhi to assess the impact of agricultural marketing cooperative societies in enhancing rural livelihood. One promising approach explored in this paper is the use of livelihood assets,especially natural, physical, human, social, (...) Read more
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Impacts of the SABSA solidarity cooperative, located in the Basse-Ville area of Quebec City, on the community and its users

Author: 
Bernard Roy, Arnaud Duhoux, Sylvie Mattmann, Mélanie Perroux, Aurore Cockenpot, Anne Lardeux, Karine Lachapelle, Jenni Labarthe
Language: 
French
Year: 
2016 - Témoignages/ Testimonies
Abstract The Solidarity Cooperative, SABSA, initially founded in 2011 with the aim of providing care to people suffering from hepatitis C and HIV-AIDS, has provided first-line health services to residents of the Saint- Sauveur and Saint-Roch districts of Quebec City since 2014. The data presented (...) Read more
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