JEOD published Special Issue: The Cooperative Advantage for Community Development

Special Issue edited by Marcelo Vieta (University of Toronto) and Doug Lionais (Cape Breton University).
Cooperatives are diverse organizations that efficaciously address a plurality of socioeconomic needs and do so in democratic and sustainable ways. Rooted in the unique principles and values that distinguish them from other business types, cooperatives, in a nutshell, embody what has been called “the cooperative advantage”. This special issue highlights the myriad roles that cooperatives can and do have in protecting and developing communities, as well as the possible tensions and challenges that emerge in the process. Including seven articles from established and upcoming cooperative studies scholars, the special issue critically assesses diverse experiences of cooperatives deployed for community development. Via papers engaged in case study approaches, political economy perspectives, critical historical research, and qualitative and quantitative methods, this special issue of JEOD critically reflects on and contributes to understanding the role of cooperatives in grounding bottom-up and locally based community development.
Papers available at:
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The 2016 International Summit of Cooperatives

From October 11 to 13, 2016.

The third edition of the Summit will take place in Québec City, Canada, around the theme of Cooperatives: The Power to Act, and will show the real impact of cooperatives at the local, national and international levels.

Program and more information at

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Call for papers special issue: “Social enterprise, accountability and social accounting” in the Social and Environmental Accountability Journal.

Deadline: 31 January 2016

See attached file.

More information at (Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information)

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Extension of the comment period—Conceptual Framework Exposure Drafts IASB

On 22 September 2015 the IASB decided to extend the comment period for both the Exposure Drafts Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting and Updating References to the Conceptual Framework by 30 days. The revised deadline for comments is now 25 November 2015.

Source: IASB

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7th International workshop on cooperative finance and sustainable developmen

June 16th – 17th 2016, Trento


More information at:

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Survey of Co-operative Capital Report

Commissioned by the International Co-operative Alliance, the Survey of Co-operative Capital Report examines the debt and equity instruments used to finance the assets and operations of co-operatives.

Source: ICA

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Call for submissions: “Accounting Economics and Law” annual conference with SASE, to be held in London, next July 2-4, 2015

Call for submissions is available at the following link:

Submissions of paper presentations, panels, book review symposia (‘authors meet critics’ panels) and network special conferences (series of panels) are being to open for the SASE Annual Meeting in London, next July 2-4, 2015, through the SASE website, by choosing the Research Network No. P:

The deadline is by 6 January 2015.

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Research Grants in accounting and reporting for co-operatives and credit unions – Call for Proposals (CEARC)

The Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Reporting for Co-operatives (CEARC) has made a research fund available for research in accounting and reporting for co-operatives and credit unions. There is only one call for proposals per year. A total of CAN$20,000 is available for this call. These funds may be awarded to more than one recipient.

Proposals due: December 15, 2014

(See call for proposals)


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International Workshop: New business models in the food and agriculture cooperativism.

[Workshop Internacional: Nuevos modelos empresariales en el cooperativismo agroalimentario]

Official language: Spanish (and English in the opening conference)

Organized by CEGEA.

Valencia, October, 3. Venue: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica y del Medio Natural (ETSIAMN), Universitat Politècnica de Valencia

More information at  and

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2014 International Summit of Cooperatives, Quebec, October 6-9

The International Summit of Cooperatives is a biennial gathering where leaders of cooperative and mutualist enterprises get together to discuss their concerns about the current and future business challenges they all share.

More information:

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