Centre for Co-operative Studies - Book chapters

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    Square pegs in round holes: Experiences of distance learning programmes in UCC
    (University College Cork, 2004-07) McCarthy, Olive; Higher Education Authority
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    Sustaining the co-operative approach in an era of change: A case study from Cork Ireland
    (Community Enterprise Trust Scotland, 2012-10) McCarthy, Olive; Ward Michael; McDonnell, Diarmuid; Macknight, Elizabeth; Economic and Social Research Council; Scottish Government
    This collection of essays draws together the research of fourteen international scholars to examine how the co-operative business model functions in practice within diverse cultural and social contexts. It includes case studies of co-operatives and credit unions operating in different national settings across Britain, continental Europe, Australasia and the Americas. Together the essays show how the concept of democratic co-operation, applied to enterprise in commercial markets, developed into the basis of a truly global movement. The Co-operative Model in Practice will be of interest to students and scholars in economics, business studies, sustainable development, history, and organisational theory and behaviour. It also serves as a valuable resource for policy-makers seeking alternative models for organising enterprise and society.