WP 16 | 11 Cooperative credit network: advantages and challenges in italian cooperative credit banks

Publication date: 18 March 2011
Research areas: Management & Governance
Publication categories: Working papers
Tags: cooperative, cooperatives, credit, financial instruments

This paper provides an outline of both the competitive advantages and challenges currently faced by Italian cooperative credit banks. This paper suggests that a better understanding of their specifics highlights their contribution to sound cooperation in economics. Finally, the paper provides policy recommendations for a qualitative supervision of cooperative credit banks to further increase the stability of the cooperative credit network and, thus, of the Italian financial system.