A new approach to the concept of cooperative growth

In the framework of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) events in South AfricaBruno Roelants, Secretary General of CICOPA, presented on 5 November the report “Cooperative Growth for the 21st Century” that was commissioned by the ICA to CICOPA. It suggests a new approach to the concept of growth applied to cooperatives and how to measure it, as well as related concepts such as efficiency, development, sustainability, socio-economic and environmental impact, and the creation and distribution of general wealth.

2 December 2013

The report includes ”think pieces” from a series of scholars coming from different parts of the world (Africa, Asia, South America, North America and Europe) and trained to analyse the question from different angles (labour, political economy, sociology, rural development, industrial districts, banking, the environment).

Download the report “Cooperative Growth for the 21st Century” here.

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