About us

The Cooperatives Working Group aims to bring together researchers interested in cooperatives from a wide range of disciplinary and regional backgrounds. We want to get scholars interested in cooperatives and economic cooperation talking to one another, sharing our research, and developing new questions and ideas to better understand economic cooperation.


Introduction

Welcome to the YSI Cooperatives & Cooperation Working Group (WG)!

The Cooperatives & Cooperation working group started in 2015, with the goal of bringing together researchers interested in cooperatives from a wide range of disciplinary and regional backgrounds. We want to get scholars interested in cooperatives and economic cooperation talking to one another, sharing our research, and developing new questions and ideas to better understand economic cooperation within academia and as practiced in the wider world.
Please browse through our Q&A, and do not hesitate in contacting us should you have any questions.

What do we do in the Cooperatives & Cooperation WG?

We discuss topics that are of interest to young scholars related to Cooperatives and Cooperation. We strive to invite scholars and practitioners to share their research and knowledge. Given that YSI is comprised of young scholars based throughout the world, we mostly meet online but also during conferences.

Next planned conferences in 2019:

March 25th - 26th, 2019, Young Scholars Workshop on Cooperatives, Nairobi, Kenya

We will held our first African Working Group meeting co-oorganized with The Co-operative University of Kenya. YSI Organizers are Terence Muzorewa, Akanji Ajibola and Mercy Mwambi.

To receive updates on the Workshop, please contact: coop[ad]youngscholarsinitiative.org

How to get involved?

We are always looking for new activities and ways for members to get involved - there are endless of possibilities!

  • You recently missed a talk by a Prof that you like? Why not invite him/her for a webinar in our Working Group?
  • Do you want feedback on your work? Schedule a discussion within the WG!
  • Are you dying to go to a specific conference? Organize your own workshop?
  • Do you have an idea of a blog, publication?

We’re here for you!! Just contact us, Terence, Emi and Jacobo, the coordinators of the Working Group. Leave a message on the WG message board, or email us at: coop[ad]youngscholarsinitiative.org

How to receive updates on our activities?

We post all our updates on the YSD (Young Scholars Directory) Cooperatives & Cooperation WG in the “News” section. If you’ve haven’t joined the YSD yet, you can do so here: https://www.ineteconomics.org/education/young-scholars-initiative/join

Is it possible to get access to past webinars?

Yes. We upload recordings, reading materials and slides on our Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Q0-w8oGbi5dlXkeGq8YGwW4vI-1OBK3d?usp=sharing

Any other questions?

Post it on the YSD forum. You can also contact Terence, Emi and Jaboco via coop[at]youngscholarsinitiative.org

About us

The Cooperatives Working Group aims to bring together researchers interested in cooperatives from a wide range of disciplinary and regional backgrounds. We want to get scholars interested in cooperatives and economic cooperation talking to one another, sharing our research, and developing new questions and ideas to better understand economic cooperation.

Next event

Role of Cooperatives in Crises Periods and Post Crises Recovery in Africa

Kinshasa , Democratic Republic of the Congo

October 27, 2021

Resources

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