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Tom Webb Publishes New Book

Tom Webb, CEARC founder and former Chair of the Board of Directors has published a new book entitled: From Corporate Globalization to Global Co-operation. Copies may be purchased from https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/from-corporate-globalization-to-global-co-operation

This book is about the need for an alternative to capitalism. But what does that alternative look like? And given the ever-increasing wealth and power of the 1 percent and the fact that corporations are given carte blanche to turn natural resources into profit, is an alternative possible?

Tom Webb argues that a massive shift to social enterprise, primarily co-operatives, is required. More than 250 million people around the world work for co-operatives, and co-operatives impact the lives of three billion people. This model reduces almost every negative impact of capitalism — it is a model that works.

Webb outlines the principles co-operatives need to hold to if they are to be a successful alternative to capitalism and examines the public-policy changes needed to nurture such a transition, but he remains neither wildly optimistic nor unduly pessimistic. A better world is possible, but it is not inevitable.

Successful Symposium Held

CEARC hosts successful Symposium in London, UK, June 2018. Visit our conference page for more information. http://www.smu.ca/academics/sobey/international-symposium-2018.html

CPI Moves into Second Year

Co-operative Performance Indicators (CPI) embarks on 2nd year of its pilot program. Visit our CPI page for more information. http://www.smu.ca/academics/sobey/co-operative-performance-index.html

Call for Papers - International Journal of Co-operative Accounting and Management (IJCAM)

We are currently seeking papers for our inaugural issue of the International Journal of Co-operative Accounting and Management. For guideline and submission information please see our Call for Papers.

Co-operative Research Wins Award

Dr. Daphne Rixon and Dr. Larry Corrigan win the Emerald Literati Network 2018 Award for Excellence. Emerald Publishing manages a portfolio of nearly 300 journals, more than 2,500 books, and over 1,500 teaching cases. Every year, Emerald awards up to three Highly Commended Papers from the previous 12 months. “A dramaturgical accounting of cooperative performance indicators,” co-authored by Drs. Corrigan and Rixon, has been selected for 2018. It was published in Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management. The paper has already been downloaded more than 530 times as of July 20, 2018.

Research Study on Credit Union Commercial Lending

Dr. Daphne Rixon and Dr. Peter Goth have completed a research project exploring the challenges associated with commercial lending by credit unions. Their report has been published by the Filene Research Institute, Madison, Wisconsin, https://filene.org/.