Co-Operative Learning and Resilience to COVID-19 in a Small-Sized South African Enterprise.

2021, by Habiyaremye, A.,  for Sustainability.Habiyaremye uses knowledge-centered crisis management framework in a mixed methods (literature and interviews) to examine knowledge exchange and resource utilization optimization – how enhanced knowledge sharing through cooperative learning can be applied to induce higher innovation performance and more efficient resource utilization structures. Habiyareme’s arguments for collaboration strengthen the argument Read More

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Market Systems Resilience: A Framework for Measurement

2018, By Downing, J., Field, M., Ripley, M., & Sebstad, J. for Building Capacity for African Agricultural Transformation – USAID Bureau of Food Security. This article by Downing et al. argues that a systems-level analysis of resilience is important to organizational success, drawing on a body of research on systems thinking, and institutional, behavioral, and Read More

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Platform and Data Co-Operatives amidst European Pandemic Citizenship

2020, By Cazada, I. for Sustainability. Calzada provides a substantive overview of digital and platform cooperatives and the ability for them to provide alternatives to digital oligopolies. Business can be undertaken that is more inclusive, equitable, and ethical. Read the Journal.

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Economic Recovery and Employee Ownership

2021 By Alexis Butler, Shevanthi Daniel-Rabkin, Kyle Funk, Melissa Hoover, Tina Lee, Lauren Lowery, Julian McKinley, Zen Trenholm for the Democracy at Work Institute. As cities seek to recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal support for the transition of companies to employee ownership offers an opportunity to save many small businesses, Read More

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The Design of Effective Democratic Governance Structures for Large Cooperatives

2015, By Birchall. Birchall argues that the larger the cooperative, the more likely that: 1. Members are limited in their ownership rights and feel like they have less ownership of the cooperative – leading to less support and participation 2. The operations of the cooperative are more complex 3. There are free-riders 4. The governors Read More

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Organizational innovation in times of crises: The case of extension and advisory services during COVID-19

By Davis, K., Snider, T., Grove, B.,.  From the International Food Policy Research Institute/Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. Since it formally began, extension institutions have been innovating in response to the changing environment. Past crises have induced organizational innovation in limited ways. The COVID19 crisis appears to have brought about more radical change Read More

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