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Resilience of the Cooperative Business Model in Times of Crisis

The financial and ensuing economic crisis has had negative impacts on the majority of enterprises; however, cooperative enterprises around the world are showing resilience to the crisis. Financial cooperatives remain financially sound; consumer cooperatives are reporting increased turnover; worker cooperatives are seeing growth as people choose the cooperative form of enterprise to respond to new economic realities. This report provides historical evidence and current empirical evidence that proves that the cooperative model of enterprise survives crisis, but more importantly that it is a sustainable form of enterprise able to withstand crisis, maintaining the livelihoods of the communities in which they operate. It further suggests ways in which the ILO can strengthen its activity in the promotion of cooperatives as a means to address the current crisis and avert future crisis.

Type: Brochure
Date issued: 10 June 2009
Reference: 978-92-2-122409-9[ISBN]
Authors: Johnston Birchall and Lou Hammond Ketilson

Tags: employment creation, cooperatives, economic recession

Regions and countries covered: Global

Unit responsible: Cooperatives

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