Some Considerations on Why Cooperative Companies Don't Affirm Themselves
AbstractThe point to be made in this article is that the growth prospects of the cooperative movement in years to come depend on a radical change in the current mainstream model in line with the following criteria: a) leaving cooperatives free to adopt profit-orientated management modes, b) framing policies geared towards furthering the emergence of medium- to large-sized cooperative firms, c) replacing the currently dominant WMF model with the LMF-type model theorised by Vanek. As the large-size LMFs which carry on business freely in today's markets are clearly anticapitalistic firms, the growth of this movement would both legitimise free competition between two opposed categories of business enterprises and help reverse the piecemeal erosion of the cooperative ideal in the present world.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Società editrice il Mulino in its journal Economia politica.
Volume (Year): (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Contact details of provider:
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ().
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.