ICA Cooperative Research Conference - Theme 2. Strengthening Our Cooperative Identity


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2.1 - By Taking Advantage of the Digital Age

Digital and technology

  • Digital Transformation of Cooperatives in India: An Imperative (Shanmugham D. Jayan, Vijayaraghavan and Devi, India and Lakshmi A. J., University of Kerala, India)
  • How can platform cooperatives preserve cooperative identity? (JI Minsun, Labor Coop Connections, US)
  • The Pegasus company: an innovative form of cooperation alternative to the dominant paradigm (Francesca Martinelli, Centro Studi Doc Foundation, Italy)
  • Platform Cooperatives: identity building through meta-organizing (Mélissa Boudes, Institut Mines-Télécom, France, Muge Ozman, Institut Mines-Télécom, France and Cynthia Srnec, Sciences Po, France)
  • Together Again: The Role of Cooperatives in Bridging the Digital Divide (Guido Rojer, Jr., University of Curaçao, UNED) 

2.4. - By Meeting Future Capital Needs

Capital and surplus distribution

  • Demutualization, Member Control and Financial Performance of Co-operatives in Kenya (Mary Njoki Mbugua and Kennedy Munyua Waweru, Co-operative University of Kenya, Kenya)
  • Redistribución equitativa en las cooperativas rurales de Centroamérica (IOB-Antwerp University, / Wind of Peace Foundation / COSERPROSS coop, Belgium)
  • Measuring Equity Value for Cooperatives using Option Pricing Model (KANG Do-Hyun and CHOI Woosuk, Sungkonghoe University, Korea)

[Panel session] Construction Cooperatives in Cuba and their development from the economic and financial perspective  

  • Chair - Erik Muñoz Maribona (University of Havana, Cuba)
  • Arianna Beatriz Hernández Veitia (Central University “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas, Cuba)
  • Carlos Alberto Catá Hernández (Arqdecons Cooperative, Cuba)
  • Damaso L. Hernandez Torres (Damaso Cooperative, Cuba)
  • Mary Karla Almeida Leyva (University of Havana, Cuba)
  • Alberto Fernandez Solá (University of Havana, Cuba)
  • Priscilla Loret de Mola Gutiérrez (University of Havana, Cuba)

2.5. By Supporting Entrepreneurial Innovation

Cooperative business model

  • Characteristics of the Cooperatives in South Korean Tourism and Leisure Industries and Their Policy Implications (KWON Yoo-Hong, Hallym University of Graduate Studies, Korea and HEO Moon-Kyung, Jeonju University, Korea)
  • Cooperative entrepreneurship model for community-based tourism (Sojen Pradhan and Sanjay Lama, University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
  • From credit to toilet paper (Juarez Pereira, OCB, Brazil)
  • Study on the consumer-centered value co-creation process: the case of consumer cooperatives (LEE Yoobin and LEE Sang-Hoon, Sungkonghoe University, Korea)
  • Farmers, yes, but also cooperative and innovative (Jose Sebastião Romano de Oliveira, Cooperativa Agropecuária dos Produtores Familiares Irituienses - D’Irituia, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia, Brazil, Osvaldo Ryohei Kato, Jorge Serra Junior, Ernandes Raiol Silva and Mariceli Bastos Oliveira)
  • Study on the characteristics of business models according to client-based cooperative types (CHOI Anthony Woo-jin, Sungkonghoe University, Korea)
  • Can cooperatives increase competition in primary agricultural markets? Evidence from a micro study. (Gopi Sankar G and Gopal Naik, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India)

Cooperative identity as a business advantage 

  • From Rochdale to globalization. The importance of adopting good governance and management practices in cooperatives as strategy to guarantee cooperative identity and consolidation in an agile, volatile and capital-oriented market: a study carried out in the State of Minas Gerais (Brazil). (Fabrício Henrique de Figueiredo, OCB and Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil and Vitoria Resende Soares Drumond, OCB)
  • Effects of Internal and External Tie Strength of the BOD on the Performance in the Consumer Cooperatives: The Moderating Effect of Collective Psychological Ownership (PARK Sungsoon, Sungkonghoe University, Korea, LEE Sang-Youn, Sungkonghoe University, Korea and SEO Jinseon, Hannam University, Korea)
  • Members’ benefits and performance of vertically integrated cooperatives (Sanjaya Fernando, Rajarata University, Sri Lanka, Elena Garnevska, Massey University, New Zealand, Thiagarajah Ramilan, Massey University, New Zealand and Nicola Shadbolt, Massey University, New Zealand)