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Research is a crucial element in generating a greater understanding of the co-operative business model. It contributes to our ability to promote the co-operative advantage, strengthens our co-operative identity and gives co-ops the tools they need to improve their capacity and effectiveness.
Co-operative research is being carried out around the world; in universities and research centres, in national and regional apex organizations, in co-operative federations and within co-operatives themselves. It is inderdisciplinary in nature, encompassing business studies, economics, history, sociology and countless other academic disciplines. Nor is it exclusively the domain of academics: many co-op practioners are also involved in conducting research on everything from co-op structures to member engagement, from co-operative governance to the promotion and marketing of co-operatives. Wherever you find co-ops, you find co-operative researchers.
Check out the "Research links" section of the CCR website for links to co-operative research centres, educational institutions and organizations involved in co-operative research.
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CCR research conferences
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2017 GLOBAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Stirling, UK -- 20 - 24 June 2017
Theme: "Developing Inclusive and Responsible Businesses: Co-operatives in Theory, Policy and Practice"
Download the Call for Papers. Deadline for abstracts and proposals: 10 February 2017.
2016 INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Almería, Spain - 24-27 May 2016
- Visit the conference website and watch videos of selected sessions!
- Read the programme, abstracts and papers!
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