Waking the Asian Pacific Cooperative Potential: How Cooperative Firms Started, Overcame Challenges, and Addressed Poverty across the Asia Pacific applies a novel theoretical framework to aid in understanding meaningful change in co-operative firms, mutual firms, collectives, and communes, focusing in particular on the underexamined Asia Pacific region. It explores the common, albeit competing, objectives of transformational cooperatives exhibits the characteristics of a competitive investor firm. The book provides examples of succesful cooperatives in eleven countries across the Asia Pacific and reviews the theoretical framework of cooperatives, including issues pertaining to socio-economic, politico-legal, and domestic and international factors.
The book is ideal for early-career researchers and graduate students, providing a systematic resource of cooperatives in the Asia Pacific, highlighting core lessons from case studies regarding the ideal role of cooperatives in a modern economy, the market potential for scale-up, and the mitigation of poverty and civil society.
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 300
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm