Esbozo histórico de las cooperativas de consumo
AbstractOver the last decades of the XX century, many once outstanding consumer co-operative movements disappeared without trace, beginning with Holland (1972) and Belgium, affecting more than half the French movement in 1985/86, and even including giants such as the German Coop AG in 1989/90. The article carries out a critical analysis of the evolution of consumer co-operatives and, in the light of the co-operative life cycle theory, places special emphasis on the factors which have contributed to the crisis of the classic consumer co-operative movement in Europe.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by CIRIEC-España in its journal CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa.
Volume (Year): (2003)
Issue (Month): 44 (April)
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Co-operatives; consumer co-operatives; Europe; history.;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
- J54 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Producer Cooperatives; Labor Managed Firms
- L81 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Retail and Wholesale Trade; e-Commerce
- N34 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Europe: 1913-
- P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises
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