Fostering Cooperative Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study on Coffee Cooperatives’ Operations in Honduras during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic


2021. by Widman, C. for Linnaeus University. Widman’s argument is that cooperatives can be instrumental in distributing accurate information, building community resilience, and ensuring that all segments of society are included in its beneficial relationship.
Widman’s paper contributes to our understanding of resiliency by establishing that investing in one’s capital (human, social, financial, physical, natural) provides stability, which confers longevity, which demonstrates organizational resiliency. Cooperatives, due to the nature of their governance and operations, are more willing than others to do so, and therefore tend to be more stable and more long lived. Download the PDF.

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