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WP 109 | 19 The institutions of livelihood and social enterprise system

Edited by: Silvia Sacchetti, Carlo Borzaga, Ermanno Tortia This paper considers resource coordination in production systems featuring the presence of enterprises and organizations pursuing social, health-related, educational, cultural, and environmental aims, or social enterprises (SEs). The resource coordination problem is one of allocating and distributing resources towards these… Read More

WP 95|17 The Comparative Advantages of Single and Multi-stakeholder Cooperatives

When cooperatives were first invented, it was assumed their membership would be limited to one type of user. The Rochdale Pioneers favoured consumers, and employee representation was deliberately limited to a set percentage of board members. Similarly, Schulze Delitsch and Raiffeisen privileged farmers, Buchez workers, insurance mutuals those who are… Read More

WP 75|15 Why Social Enterprises are asking to be multi-stakeholder and deliberative: an explanation around the costs of exclusion

The study of multi-stakeholdership (and multi-stakeholder social enterprises in particular) is only at the start. The debate itself is underdeveloped, as the existing understanding of organisations and their aims resist an inclusive, public interest view of enterprise. Our contribution aims at enriching the thin theoretical reflections on multi-stakeholdership, in a context where they are already established, i.e. that of social and personal services. Read More

WP 61|13 Social entrepreneurship in Croatia: a framework for development

Social entrepreneurship in Croatia is a rather new phenomenon and is still poorly developed. The paper continues on from the findings of the author’s PhD research and its intention is to provide an understanding of the socio-economic, political and cultural context in which social entrepreneurship emerges, as well as an overview of the current stage of its development in Croatia. Read More

WP 40|12 La governance nelle imprese cooperative. Il caso delle cooperative aderenti a Legacoopservizi

La discussione sui sistemi di governance nelle cooperative è stata ampia, ma non ha prodotto una ricerca di best practices, attraverso codici di governance, paragonabile al caso delle grandi società per azioni. Nel 2008, le cooperative aderenti a Legacoopservizi hanno approvato un codice di governance. Questo studio misura il grado di diffusione del codice dopo 2 anni dalla sua approvazione in 49 cooperative di servizi con un fatturato superiore a 25 milioni di euro. Lo studio si sofferma sulle regole di ammissione dei nuovi soci e sulle modalità di elezione e di composizione del consiglio di amministrazione. Read More

WP 39|12 Mondragón: come far convivere successo economico e valori cooperativi

Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa (MCC) è il maggiore gruppo industriale cooperativo del mondo per fatturato. Sorto negli anni Cinquanta, ha intrapreso un singolare percorso di sviluppo basato in un primo momento sulla crescita interna e dimensionale, che ha portato importanti innovazioni nella governance. Queste hanno consentito negli anni Novanta la formazione di un gruppo fortemente internazionalizzato. Le società create all’estero non sono cooperative: ciò ha innescato un intenso dibattito sulla questione se il gruppo avesse perso la propria identità originaria. Read More