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“Co-Operative Governance Fit to Build Resilience in the Face of Complexity”

Author/Publication Info: International Cooperative Alliance

This comprehensive publication includes several articles covering a variety of topics covering the unique ability for cooperatives to build stronger resilience in the face of complex challenges and obstacles – in particular because of their governance structures.

The Table of Contents are as follows:
Statement on the Cooperative Identity
Foreword by Pauline Green, President of the International Cooperative Alliance

1. Introduction: Co-operative Governance Fit to Build Resilience in the Face of Complexity
2. The design of effective democratic governance structures for large co-operatives
3. Governing Resilient Co-operatives: Agricultural Co-operatives in Scotland
4. Creating Competitive Advantage in Agricultural Co-operatives through Improving Governance Systems and Enhancing Member and Community Engagement
5. Worker Co-operatives in Focus

a. Governance in Mondragon
b. Co-operation as Conversation: Suma Wholefoods UK
c. Union Cab of Madison, Wisconsin, USA

6. Governance of European Co-operative Banks: Overview, Issues, and Recommendations
7. The eternal triangle: the crucial role of the Chair and Chief Executive in empowering the board
8. Governing Resilient Co-operatives: A competence based model
9. Finding the Balance: Staying Focused on the Local Member
10. Governance in Solidarity
11. Co-operative Governance and the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade

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