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A global history of co-operative business

Author: Greg Patmore; Nikola Balnave
Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2018.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Patmore, Greg.
A Global History of Co-Operative Business.
Milton : Routledge, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Patmore; Nikola Balnave
ISBN: 9781317270218 1317270215
OCLC Number: 1032706869
Description: 1 online resource (259 pages)
Contents: A global history of co-operative business- Front Cover --
A global history of co-operative business --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Contents --
List of illustrations --
Figures --
Tables --
Acknowledgements --
List of abbreviations --
Chapter 1: What are co-operatives? --
Defining a co-operative --
Types of co-operatives --
Co-operatives and other business models --
Theories of co-operative growth and decline --
Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
Chapter 2: The origins of the idea and the Rochdale pioneers, before 1844 --
Pre-industrialization --
Industrialization and the early co-operative movement, 1759-1820 --
Robert Owen, Dr. William King, and early co-operatives, 1820-1844 --
The establishment of the Rochdale co-operative, 1844 --
Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
Chapter 3: The early years of Rochdale, the rise of co-operative wholesaling, and financial co-operatives, 1844-1864 --
Rochdale and beyond --
The rise of co-operative wholesaling --
Co-operatives in Europe and the rise of financial co-operatives --
Co-operatives in North America and Australasia --
Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
Chapter 4: Diversification, internationalization, and the formation of the International Co-operative Alliance, 1864-1914 --
Britain: the growth of retail consumer co-operatives and co-operative wholesaling --
Britain: movement, diversification, and the relationship with Ireland --
European developments --
The Americas --
Australia and NZ --
Africa and Asia --
The ICA and international co-operation --
Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
Chapter 5: The challenges of war, depression, and totalitarianism, 1914-1945 --
Europe --
Africa and Asia --
The Americas --
Australia, NZ, and the Pacific Islands --
An international movement --
Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
Chapter 6: Postwar prosperity, the Cold War, and decolonialization, 1945-1975. Europe --
Africa --
Asia --
The Americas --
Australia, NZ, and the Pacific --
International organization and trade --
Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
Chapter 7: Contrasts: neo-liberalism and the UN International Year of Co-operatives from 1975 to the present --
Introduction --
Europe --
The Americas --
Africa --
Asia --
Australia, NZ, and the Pacific Islands --
International --
Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
Chapter 8: Conclusion --
Note --
Index.
Responsibility: Greg Patmore and Nikola Balnave.

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