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The cooperative resurgence

Contributor, Tuesday, 13th August 2019 -  Cooperatives are an innovative, resilient and social-minded business model, but few Australians are aware, writes Sidsel Grimstad from the University of Newcastle. Globally

The importance of ownership in understanding social enterprise

Alan Kay, Wednesday, 1st May 2019 -  When thinking about social enterprises the first questions to ask are who owns it and what is the ownership structure, writes Alan Kay. “I want to destroy ownership in order that possession

Profit and people: Is that possible?

Andrew Curtis, Wednesday, 10th April 2019 -  Employee-owned businesses are a tangible example of how profit and people can be combined in a manner that benefits those whose labour generates the profit, writes Dr Andrew Curtis,

Making Progress on Social Enterprise Legal Models

Alan Greig, Tuesday, 12th February 2019 -  Alan Greig offers a round-up of last year’s progress on social enterprise legal models and gives a run-down of what’s to come in 2019. In ramping the potential of social enterprise

The Global History of Cooperative Business

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  Cooperatives have had a long and remarkable history, according to the authors behind a new book exploring the history of the cooperative sector. The Global History of Cooperative

Celebrating the ‘Ninja Economy’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  Businesses in the so-called “ninja economy” are being encouraged to tell their stories and shine a light on the cooperative business model ahead of the International Day of Cooperatives.

Australian Government ‘Cottons On’ to the Value of Cooperatives

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  The federal budget has revealed the government has “cottoned on” to the value of cooperatives, in a move welcomed by the national peak body representing Australian member-owned

How Can Cooperatives in the Platform Economy Shape the Future of Work?

Contributor, Tuesday, 6th March 2018 -  The idea of cooperative governance in the platform economy is not so far-fetched, write Simel Esim and Waltteri Katajamaki from the International Labour Organization (ILO). Much

Farming of the Future Needs a Cooperative Approach

Lorraine Gordon, Wednesday, 7th September 2016 -  The answer to a more profitable agricultural sector is for farmers to work together, writes Lorraine Gordon, the new director of the federal government’s Farm Co-operatives

Health Co-op to Serve Australia

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 27th July 2016 -  Following its success in the ACT, the National Health Co-op has announced plans for a national expansion, and experts say the business model could address some of the challenges facing

Ownership Disruption In the Sharing Economy

Antony McMullen, Wednesday, 18th May 2016 -  From employee share schemes in large companies through to employee owned cooperatives, employee “disruption” can result in more cohesive, engaged and productive workplaces contributing

Merging Not the Only Option for NFPs

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 23rd September 2015 -  Australian Not for Profits should consider the formation of enterprise cooperatives as a viable alternative to the more difficult process of mergers, according to industry experts.…
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