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Research Handbook on Sustainable Co-operative Enterprise

Case Studies of Organisational Resilience in the Co-operative Business Model Edited by Tim Mazzarol, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia and Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne, Dijon, France, Sophie Reboud, Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne, Dijon, France and University of Western Australia, Perth, Elena Mamouni Limnios, University of Western Australia and Delwyn Clark, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Co-operatives are found in all industry sectors and almost all countries around the world. However, despite their significant economic and social contributions, the academic literature has largely ignored these important businesses. This book is a detailed examination of the co-operative enterprise business model and the factors that help to enhance its sustainability and resilience, as well as those forces that lead to its destruction.
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  • Business and Management
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Co-operatives are found in all industry sectors and almost all countries around the world. However, despite their significant economic and social contributions, the academic literature has largely ignored these important businesses. This book is a detailed examination of the co-operative enterprise business model and the factors that help to enhance its sustainability and resilience, as well as those forces that lead to its destruction.

The authors synthesize theories of business model design and strategic and marketing management to examine the forces that sustain and enhance co-operative enterprise. Organised into six themes and focussed on five key research questions, the chapters explore case studies from around the world and across a wide range of industries and aim to stimulate debate.

This comprehensive work expands upon existing research whilst introducing new concepts, and will appeal to both academics and practitioners. It will also interest managers of co-operative enterprises and those who seek to better understand this unique type of business.
Contributors: I. Allemand, I.A. Berriozabalgotia, J. Bijman, J.Birchall, B. Brullebaut, N. Byrne, F.R. Chaddad, D. Clark, M.L. Cook, M.E. Fulton, Y. Gao, M. Gmür, I. Hatak, C. Iliopoulos, E. Juno-Delgado, R. Lang, Q. Liang, E. Mamouni Limnios, M. Martin, T. Mazzarol, M. Mazzoli, O. McCarthy, M. McCulloch, B. Plunkett, G. Quadrelli, S. Raimbault, S. Reboud, E. Reiner, D. Roessl, S. Sacchetti, L. Savery, R. Simmons, C. Sinapi, G.N. Soutar, P. Suter, C. Tanguy, I. Theodorakopoulou, E.C. Tortia, F.N. Uzea, M. Ward, G. Whyatt, X. Xu
Contents:

PART I: THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS
1. An Overview of the Research
Tim Mazzarol, Elena Mamouni Limnios and Sophie Reboud

2. A Conceptual Framework for Research into Co-operative Enterprise
Tim Mazzarol, Richard Simmons and Elena Mamouni Limnios

3. Defining Co-operative Enterprise: Towards a Taxonomy of Member-owned Business
Johnston Birchall

PART II: ORGANISATIONAL TRANSFORMATION
4. Irish Agricultural Co-operative Modelling and Remodelling: Responding to a Dynamic Business and Policy Environment
Olive McCarthy and Michael Ward

5. Challenge Dairy Co-operative, 2000–2010: In Pursuit of Control of the Last Litre of Milk
Bradley Plunkett, Fabio R. Chaddad and Michael L. Cook

6. Responding to the External Environment: The Evolution of Brazilian Dairy Co-operatives
Fabio R. Chaddad

7. To be or not to be a Co-op? – The Case of Australia’s Grain Co-operatives CBH and ABB Grain
Tim Mazzarol, Elena Mamouni Limnios and Richard Simmons

PART III: BEST PRACTICE IN CO-OPERATIVE GOVERNANCE
8. Leadership and Coordination in Federated Co-operative Systems: Insights from a Federated Marketing System
F. Nicoleta Uzea and Murray E. Fulton

9. Pacemaker Co-operatives Across Primary Industries: What Drives Organisational Resilience?
Elena Mamouni Limnios, Tim Mazzarol and Geoffrey N. Soutar

10. Different Fortunes of Three Vegetable Farmer Co-operatives in China
Xuchu Xu, Qiao Liang and Yuling Gao

11. Losing Sight of Purpose – the United Farmers Co-operative Company
Elena Mamouni Limnios and Tim Mazzarol

12. Recommendations for Boards of Directors of Investor Owned Firms from the Co-operative Model
Isabelle Allemand, Bénédicte Brullebaut and Sophie Raimbault

PART IV: THE TRUE VALUE OF MEMBERSHIP
13. Measuring and Communicating the True Value of Membership: The Case of the Pindos Poultry Co-operative
Constantine Iliopoulos and Irini Theodorakopoulou

14. Common Assumptions and Co-operative Membership: The Case of the Irish Credit Union Movement
Noreen Byrne

15. Marketing Our Co-operative Advantage (MOCA): The Challenges of Implementation
Georgina Whyatt and Sophie Reboud

16. Generating Value for Members: The Case of an Austrian Co-operative Bank
Dietmar Roessl and Isabella Hatak

17. The Social Value of Multi-stakeholder Co-operatives: The Case of the CEFF System in Italy
Silvia Sacchetti and Ermanno C. Tortia

18. Mobility Car Sharing: An Evolving Co-operative Structure
Peter Suter and Markus Gmür

19. Case Study of a Meat Co. Ltd
Lawson Savery

PART V: PARTICIPATION IN FINANCIAL MARKETS
20. The Financing of Mondragon Co-operatives: A Legal Analysis
Izaskun Alzola Berriozabalgotia

21. The Italian Co–operative Banking and Financial System: Institutions, Performances and Theoretical Background
Marco Mazzoli and Gabriele Quadrelli

22. Governance, Organisational Design, Financial Structure and Investments in a Co-operative Firm
Marco Mazzoli

PART VI: INNOVATION IN CO-OPERATIVES
23. Shared Services and Performing Arts Co-operatives
Edwin Juno-Delgado, Maureen McCulloch and Christine Sinapi

24. Innovation in Agricultural Co-operatives: Contrasting Images, the Example of Sparkling Wine and Cereals
Michel Martin, Sophie Reboud and Corinne Tanguy

25. Evolution of a Modern Co-operative Business Model: The Case of Livestock Improvement Corporation
Delwyn Clark

26. Organisational Innovation in Fresh Produce Co-operatives; the Case of FresQ in The Netherlands
Jos Bijman

27. Citizen-Based Co-operatives in the Field of Renewable Energy: The Case of Solargenossenschaft Rosenheim
Elisabeth Reiner, Richard Lang and Dietmar Roessl

PART VII: DRAWING CONCLUSIONS
28. Conclusions and Lessons Learnt
Tim Mazzarol, Delwyn Clark, Sophie Reboud and Elena Mamouni Limnios

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