Beyond public and private: A framework for co-operative higher education

The following paper has been accepted for the Co-operative Education conference 2016, Manchester (21-22nd April) The paper has also been accepted for the 2016 International Co-operative Alliance research conference in Almeria, Spain (May 24-27th). The paper will also be presented at the Universities in the Knowledge Economy (UNIKE) conference, Copenhagen, Denmark (14-17th June).  Prof. Mike Neary and … Continue reading Beyond public and private: A framework for co-operative higher education

Is the worker co-operative form suitable for a university? (Part 1)

Were a university run as a worker co-operative, it would likely be characterised by the following definition, approved by the International Co-operative Alliance in 20051. Worker cooperatives contain the following basic characters: They have the objective of creating and maintaining sustainable jobs and generating wealth, to improve the quality … Continue reading Is the worker co-operative form suitable for a university? (Part 1)

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