Co-operatives in local and regional development

Pula,Croatia June 25-28, 2014

The International Co-operative Alliance Committee on Co-operative Research (ICA CCR) international research conference will be hosted in 2014 by the University Juraj Dobrila in Pula, Croatia.  The conference will bring together researchers and students of co-operative businesses and the social economy, as well as other fields of co-operative research, but it is also intended to provide a networking opportunity for fledgling local co-operatives.

The conference will address, but is not limited to, the following research areas:

1. The role of co-operatives in securing sustainable local and regional development;

2. Co-operative regional networks and the role of federations;

3. Co-operative consortia and sustainability of the local economy;

4. Co-operative identity and local development;

5. Co-operative longevity;

6. Co-operative resilience in economic crises;

7. Co-operative governance;

8. Co-operatives and employment – job tenure, job quality and job satisfaction;

9. Regions and trade – the role for co-operative supply chains;

10. Co-operatives, growth and socio-economic development;

11. Strategies for co-operative development;

12. Co-operatives and income inequality;

13. Co-operative accounting;

14. Financing start-up and growing co-operatives;

15. ICA blueprint for the next decade in regional contexts;

16. Agricultural co-operatives and economic development;

17. Community co-operatives for disadvantaged regions;

18.  Social co-operatives.


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