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New Report: Cooperative Business Models

Cooperative reportTo coincide with the third meeting of the UWS-Oxfam Partnership Policy Forum this calendar year, on Tuesday 18th November (Realising Social Justice: People, Politics and Policies), the Partnership is delighted to release the second report in its Collaborative Research Reports Series. In the report, A Review of Social and Employee-Owned Co-operative Business Models and their Potential to Reduce Poverty, Geoff Whittam (formerly of the UWS Business School, and now based at Glasgow Caledonian University) and Steve Talbot (UWS Business School) provide a review of literature on social and employee-owned co-operative business models – as a prelude to reporting on a study based on interviews with key figures in a range of such enterprises. The study looked to explore how these businesses interact with and benefit their local communities. The authors provide brief case studies of a housing association, a credit union and a worker co-operative, and conclude with a number of recommendations which will be of interest to policy makers, practitioners, academics, and in wider discussions involving those who share, with UWS and Oxfam, an interest in creating ‘a more equitable and sustainable Scotland’.

Download PDF: A Review of Social and Employee-Owned Co-operative Business Models and their Potential to Reduce Poverty

GeoffreyWhittam
Geoff Whittam of Glasgow Caledonian University
steve talbot
Steve Talbot of UWS Business School

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