ICA Cooperative Research Conference - Theme 1. Examining Our Cooperative Identity


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1. Examining Our Cooperative Identity

Manifestation of cooperative identity

[Panel session] Operationalizing Cooperative Identity

  • Chair - Sonja Novkovic and Karen Miner (Saint Mary's University, Canada)
  • Erbin Crowell (Neighboring Food Co-op Association, US)
  • Fred Freundlich (Mondragon University, Spain)
  • Balasubramanian Iyer (ICA AP)
  • Sonja Novkovic (Saint Mary's University, Canada)
  • Karen Miner (Saint Mary's University, Canada)

Cooperative identity and challenges

  • How does institutional change emerge? The case study of Korean consumer cooperatives' Fair Trade practices (KIM Sunhwa, Sungkonghoe University, Korea)
  • "Indexing Shared Struggle: A pattern language for realistic co-op development" (Daniel Spitzberg, Turning Basin Labs / CU Boulder, US)

Cooperative values

Cooperative advantage - how and for what

[Panel session] Statistics on the social and solidarity economy (SSE): cooperative and SSE identity

  • Chair - YI Ilcheong (UNRISD)
  • Marie J. Bouchard (Université du Québec à Montéral, Canada / CIRIEC International Scientific Commission on Social and Cooperative economy) and Gabriel Salathé-Beaulieu (TIESS, Canada)
  • Rafael Chaves (Universitat de Valencia and GECES, Spain)
  • EUM Hyungsik (ICA)
  • CHOI Dongil (ILO Coop Unit)
  • Barbara Sak, Coline Compère and Jérôme Schoenmaeckers (CIRIEC International)

1.1 Through a Strong Cooperative Brand

Cooperative Branding

  • Cooperative Identity and Brand Recognition in Consumer Cooperatives (Rodrigo Gouveia, Manuel Mariño and Jorge Cabrera, PromoCoop)
  • "C Day": the movement that states the power of cooperatives (Alexandre Gatti Lages, Sistema OCB, Brazil)
  • CONSUMER-BRAND RELATIONSHIPS (CBR): An empirical study from an integrative model about internships in a financial cooperative in Brazil (Fabrício Henrique de Figueiredo, OCB / Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

1.2. Through Inclusive Governance

Cooperative governance

  • The Influence of Diversity of Boards of Directors on the Performance of Cooperatives: The Mediating Effect of Conflict (KANG Hyun-ju, Osan Social Economy Support Center, Korea, LEE Sun-Hee, Sungkonghoe University, Korea, LEE Sang-Youn, Sungkonghoe University, Korea)
  • Cooperative identity and humanistic governance (Sonja Novkovic and Cian McMahon, Saint Mary's University, Canada)
  • Assessing the linkages between democratic governance and members' participation in cooperatives (Neha Christie, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India)

Members' participation

Gender equality

  • Gender Participation for Deepening Cooperative Identity - Cooperative Perspectives in India (Sudha Kornginnaya, Besant Women's College, India)
  • La participación femenina en el cooperativismo brasileño y mundial (Suzane Grimm and Dimas de Oliveira Estevam, Universidade do extreme Sul Catarinense, Brazil)
  • Rôle de l’économie sociale et solidaire dans l’empowerment de la femme : Cas l’Union des Coopératives des Femmes pour la production et la commercialisation de l’huile d’Argan (UCFA)-Maroc (Aicha Ahnach and Lahoussine Rachidi, Université Ibn Zohr Agadir, Morocco)
  • The Role of the Cooperative Identity as a Driver of SDG 5 (Vera Lucia de Oliveira, Cooperada, Brazil and Cristina Arzabe, EMBRAPA, Brazil)

[Panel session] Aportes de la investigación para el abordaje de una perspectiva de género en las organizaciones cooperativas y de la Economía Social y Solidaria

  • Chair - Violeta Boronat Pont (Instituto Universitario de la Cooperación, Argentina)
  • Valeria Mutuberría Lazarini (Instituto Universitario de la Cooperación, Argentina)
  • Anabel Rieiro Castañeira (Universidad de la República, Uruguay)
  • Beatriz Schwenck (Universidad Nacional de Campinas, Brazil)
  • Nadia Eslinda Castillo Romero (Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, México)
  • Claudia de Lisio (Instituto Universitario de la Cooperación, Argentina / Instituto Nacional del Cooperativismo, Uruguay)