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The Committee on Co-operative Research has awarded prizes to three Young Scholars for papers submitted to either the Review of International Co-operation or the Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management. The best paper prizes are a follow-up to the Young Scholars Program at the 2014 international research conference in Pula, Croatia.
The first-place winner, Spencer Thompson, will receive 500 Euros for his paper entitled Towards a Social Theory of the Firm: Worker Co-operatives Reconsidered, to be published in the Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management. Spencer Thompson is a PhD candidate at he University of Cambridge (United Kingdom).
The second-place winner, Nicholas Loubere, will receive 300 Euros for his paper entitled Co-operative Financial Institutions and Local Development in China, to be published in the Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management. Nicholas Loubere is a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds (United Kingdom).
The third-place winner, Mitja Stefancic, will receive 200 Euros for his paper entitled Co-operative Banks in Italy, to be published in the International Review of Co-operation. Mitja Stefancic holds a PhD from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).