Calling all co-operators; we are looking for contributions to add to our new educational resource – The Co-operative Model in Practice. This collection of articles/interviews is aimed at postgraduate students of co-operative studies/business courses. The collection aims to highlight the way the co-operative, mutual and employee-owned models of enterprise operate, with a view to answering two key questions:
1. What is the greatest benefit or competitive advantage you derive from being a co-operative, mutual or employee-owned business? E.g. strong membership, values and principles etc.
2. What is the biggest constraint to your business from being a co-operative, mutual or employee-owned business? E.g. slow decision making, disinterested membership etc.
Contributors are encouraged to write about their business or experience in these types of enterprise with passion and relevance to the issues facing them in the 21st century.