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Handbook of Research on Cooperatives and Mutuals

9781802202601 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Matthew Elliott, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Ness School of Management and Economics, South Dakota State University and Michael Boland, Ph.D., Professor of Agricultural Economics and the Koller Endowed Chairholder in Agribusiness Management and Information Technology, University of Minnesota, US
Publication Date: February 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80220 260 1 Extent: c 592 pp
This incisive Handbook provides a global update on the state of knowledge in cooperatives and mutuals, expertly describing future directions for research and education. Showcasing extensive discussions of cooperative theory, Matthew Elliott, Michael Boland and the contributors assess cooperatives' social, economic and environmental effects and analyse the impact of regional and cultural features that make cooperatives unique.

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This incisive Handbook provides a global update on the state of knowledge in cooperatives and mutuals, expertly describing future directions for research and education. Showcasing extensive discussions of cooperative theory, Matthew Elliott and Michael Boland, and the contributors assess cooperatives' social, economic and environmental effects and analyse the impact of regional and cultural features that make cooperatives unique.

The insightful chapters are organised into key sections, including theory, organisation, governance and cross-sector applications, and introduce a relevant theory, framework, special topic or mini case on cooperatives and mutuals. The Handbook also examines the role of leaders, members and producers in supply chain governance and looks at different forms of cooperatives and mutuals and their prominence in the economy.

Offering an excellent in-depth read, this Handbook will be a vital additional resource for economics scholars and researchers, and those teaching and working on cooperatives and mutualism. It will also prove helpful for conducting leader and member education programs.
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‘Cooperatives define a multidimensional, complex set of organizational arrangements. This Handbook mobilizes an impressive group of experts to review the nature, role, governance, and diffusion of cooperatives worldwide, whilst exploring the numerous problems they face. It is a must read for researchers and students as well as practitioners.’
– Claude Menard, University of Paris, France

‘Cooperatives and mutuals are a significant part of the economic landscape in most countries, but we have lacked a comprehensive source for knowledge and understanding of them and their potential to improve economic outcomes for members. This book, comprised of contributions from a distinguished group of international scholars and practitioners, fills this need and is an indispensable reference for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.’
– Richard Sexton, University of California, Davis, US
Contributors
Contributors include: Gashaw T. Abate, Sanjib Bhuyan, Jos Bijman, Michael Boland, Barry L. Boyd, Brian Briggeman, Noreen Byrne, Bridget Carroll, Michael L. Cook, Fiona Duguid, Matthew Elliott, Jason Entsminger, Nicola Francesconi, Jason Franken, Diane Friend, Murray Fulton, Alejandro Galetto, Rachael E. Goodhue, Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, Jasper Grashuis, Ziming Han, Julia Höhler, Constantine Iliopoulos, Keri L. Jacobs, Konstantinos (Kostas) Karantininis, Phil Kenkel, Sean Kiely, Kristin Kiesel, Christopher Kopka, Qiao Liang, Margaret Lund, Matthew Manley, Olive McCarthy, Eric Micheels, Jerker Nilsson, Sonja Novkovic, Frayne Olson, John Park, Stephen Pitts, Zoë Plakias, Daphne Rixon, Gustavo Rossini, Jeffrey S. Royer, Todd Schmit, William Secor, Roberta M. Severson, Frederick (Fred) Tamarkin, Qian Wan, Michael Ward, James M. (Jim) White, Fleur Wouterse
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