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Cooperative Enterprises in Australia and Italy

Comparative analysis and theoretical insights
  • Edited by:
  • Anthony Jensen,
  • Greg Patmore,
  • Ermanno C. Tortia,

This book arises from a three-year comparative research program concerning co-operative enterprises in Australia and Italy. The book explores the historical development, legal framework and the peak organisations of co-operatives in the two countries. Specific comparative chapters focus on consumer, credit, and worker-producer co-operatives. The book deepens the analysis of co-operatives by containing chapters that examine specific theoretical and empirical issues such as the theory of co-operative firms as collective entrepreneurial action. Monographic chapters include more in depth analysis of specific typologies of co-operatives, such as social and community oriented co-operatives, some of which were created to contrast organized crime in Southern Italy. The book concludes with an assessment of the implications of the project for public policy.

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Anthony Jensen

Newcastle University, Australia

Greg Patmore

The University of Sydney, Australia

Ermanno C. Tortia

University of Trento, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-2138-1119

Anthony Jensen is Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University, Australia. His research activity focuses on labour management, worker co-operatives and employee ownership in a comparative perspective.

Greg Patmore is Professor of Business and Labor History at the University of Sydney. His research activity focuses on employee representation plans, works councils, union management co-operative committees and works committees.

Ermanno Tortia is Professor in Economic Policy at the University of Trento. His research focus is the theory of the firm, labour economics, happiness studies and human resource management as applied to co-operative enterprises and third sector organizations.
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Book Title

Cooperative Enterprises in Australia and Italy

Book Subtitle

Comparative analysis and theoretical insights

Editors

Anthony Jensen, Greg Patmore, Ermanno C. Tortia

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

306

Publication Year

2015

Copyright Information

© 2015 Author(s)

Content License

CC BY-ND 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6655-868-2

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978-88-6655-867-5

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978-88-6655-868-2

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978-88-9273-338-1

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Strumenti per la didattica e la ricerca

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2704-6249

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2704-5870

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