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The Co-operative Enterprise: A Remaining of the Past or a Proposal for a Better Society?
Journal Title: QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria 
Author/s: Vera Negri Zamagni 
Year:  2011 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  16 Pg. 7-22 FullText PDF:  570 KB
DOI:  10.3280/QU2011-002001
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After two centuries with self-interested individualism considered the only foundation of economic action, this essay enquires whether the co-operative enterprise, born in the 19th century, still has a meaning in the present and future economic world. It must be admitted that co-operatives have struggled through years of difficult survival in the past, but in the post-Fordist societies conditions have again become favourable for co-operation, above all in the services, where relational qualities, customization, intrinsic motivations, tacit knowledge and new welfare - all aspects typical of co-operative enterprises - are welcome. The need now, however, is to interpret markets with a pluralistic approach.
Keywords: Co-operative enterprise, Capitalism, State role, Governance, Service economy
Jel Code: N300, L330, P500

Vera Negri Zamagni, The Co-operative Enterprise: A Remaining of the Past or a Proposal for a Better Society? in "QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria" 2/2011, pp. 7-22, DOI:10.3280/QU2011-002001

   

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