The co-operative as institution for human development
AbstractToward a reassessment of the role of co-operative enterprises as a tool for fighting poverty both from the academic community and the international organisations, the paper aims at contributing to the understanding of the added value of the co-operative form of business especially in a people-centred development setting. In particular, in applying the human development and capability approach to co-operative economics and therefore by linking co-operatives to the concept of well-being, the paper contributes to shifting the co-operative thinking beyond the homo oeconomicus rational choice perspective bringing it closer to the reason why people adhere to collective livelihood strategies, thus providing greater insight for policies and practice.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics - University Roma Tre in its series Departmental Working Papers of Economics - University 'Roma Tre' with number 0156.
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co-operative enterprises; human development; capability approach; institutions; economic democracy; poverty eradication;
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- P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises
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