Alperovitz, Gar, Thad Williamson, and Steve Dubb. “Anchoring Wealth to Sustain Cities and Population Growth.”
Bajo, Claudia Sanchez, and Bruno Roelants. Capital and the Debt Trap: Learning from Cooperatives in the Global Crisis. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Burridge, Tom. “Basque Co-operative Mondragon Defies Spain Slump.” BBC, August 13, 2012. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19213425
Chaddad, Fabio R., and Michael L. Cook. “Understanding New Cooperative Models: An Ownership-Control Rights Typology.” Review of Agricultural Economics 26, no. 3 (2004): 348-360.
A description of various cooperative models.
Chang, Susan. “Best Job in the Neighborhood — and They Own It: Worker Co-ops Expanding Despite Rust-Belt Economy.” Yes, November 10, 2011.
Cheney, George. “Mondragon Cooperatives.” Social Policy, Winter 2001/2002.
Cummings, Scott. “Developing Cooperatives as a Job Creation Strategy for Low-Income Workers.” NYU Review of Law and Social Change 181 (1999).
Discusses worker cooperatives as a community economic development (CED) and legal services approach to reducing poverty. Highlights how CED practitioners can use the worker-owned cooperative business as a job creation strategy for low-income workers – particularly low-income immigrant workers. Outlines advantages and disadvantages of the cooperative business and provides a detailed analysis of how a cooperative’s choice of legal entity may affect coops comprised of immigrants.
Craig, Ben, and John Pencavel. “The Behavior of Worker Cooperatives: The Plywood Companies of the Pacific Northwest.” The American Economic Review 82, no. 5 (1992): 1083-1105.
Analysis of economic decisions and profit in worker cooperatives.
Defourny, Jacques. “The Economic Performance of Self-Managed Firms: A Comparative Perspective.” Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics 1 (1986): 3-9.
Defourny, Jacques, Saul Estrin, and Derek Jones. “The Effects of Workers’ Participation on Enterprise Performance: Empirical Evidence from French Producer Co-operatives.” International Journal of Industrial Organization 3 (1985): 197-218.
Ducharme, M., and Y. Vaillancourt. “The AccesLogis Quebec Program: 15 years of Partnership between the State and Social Economy.” Canadian Review of Social Policy 67 (2013): 16-29.
A review of the history of the AccesLogis program in Quebc and Canada, which is responsible for the immense growth of cooperative public housing throughout Canada.
Fredrick, Donald. “Understanding Cooperatives: Income Tax Treatments for Cooperatives.” USDA, January 1999.
A guide to tax benefits available to cooperatives.
Hansmann, Henry. “Cooperative Firms in Theory and Practice.” Finnish Journal of Business Economics (1999): 387-403
Discussion of the structure, role, governance, problems, and future of cooperatives.
Held, Virginia. “Care and the Extension of Markets.” Hypatia 17, no. 2 (2002): 19-33.
Analysis of care work and marketization.
Howard, Ted, Lillian Kuri, and India Pierce Lee. “The Evergreen Cooperative Initiative of Cleveland, Ohio.” A Sense of Place: Place-Based Grantmaking in Practice (2010).
Isaacs, Shafika, Ayesha Bombaywala, Ranjan Desai, Ramilah Parmar, Champa Patni, Manali Shah, and Karima Shaik. “Banking on Self-Employment.” Agenda 23 (1994): 83-86.
Jones, Derek C., and Jan Svejnar. “Participation, Profit Sharing, Worker Ownership and Efficiency in Italian Producer Cooperatives.” Economica 52, no. 208 (1985): 449-465.
“This paper analyses the productivity effects of worker participation in management, profit-sharing and worker ownership.”
Kaswan, Mark J. “Happiness, Politics, and the Cooperative Principles.” Journal of Cooperative Studies 40 (2007): 30-40.
Kremer, Michael. Why are Worker Cooperatives so Rare?. NBER Working Paper, 1997
Langlois, Genevieve. The Saint-Camille Care and Services Solidarity Co-operative. Centre de Recherche sur les Innovations Sociales, 2006.
Majee, Wilson, and Ann Hoyt, “Are Worker-Owned Cooperatives the Brewing Pots for Social Capital?” Community Development 41, no. 4 (2010): 417-430.
Mercado, Rosa C. Solidarity Economy and the Cooperative Experience. Center for Labor and Grassroots Initiatives, University of the Philippines School of Labor and Industrial Relations, in cooperation with Union Network International-Asia Pacific, 2009.
Merrett, Christopher D., and Norman Walzer. Cooperatives and Local Development: Theory and Applications for the 21st Century. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2004.
Mutersbaugh, Tad. “Building Co-ops, Constructing Cooperation: Spatial Strategies and Development Politics in a Mexican Village.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 92, no. 4 (2002): 756-776.
Study of a Mexican Village with a divide between coop members and non-members.
Perez, Itziar Villafañez. “Basque Cooperatives and the Crisis: The Case of Mondragon.” In Basque Cooperativism, edited by Baleren Bakaikoa and Eneke Albizu, 152-168. Reno, NV: Center for Basque Studies, 2011.
Sexton, Richard J. “The Formation of Cooperatives: A Game-Theoretic Approach with Implications for Cooperative Finance.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 68, no. 2 (1986): 214-225.
A quantitative study of the formation of cooperatives based on game theory.
Shift Change, directed by Mark Dworkin. Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films, 2012. DVD.
Smith, Stirling. “A Guide to ILO Recommendation 193.” Promoting Cooperatives, October 2003.
An explanation of the ILO recommendations on cooperative legislation.
The Take, directed by Avi Lewis. Brooklyn, NY: First Run/Icarus Films, 2004. DVD.
Vaillancout, Y., and Luc Theriault. “Social Economy, Social Policy and Federalism in Canada.” Canadian Social Economy Occasional Paper Series 4 (2008): 11-33.
Explores the attempts of the cooperative movement to spread from Quebec to greater Canada in the childcare sector, and the challenges the government faced before the Prime Minister lost power and could no longer advocate for the policy.
We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream. Foundation for Enterprise Development, 2012. DVD.
Whyte, William Foote, and Kathleen King Whyte. Making Mondragon: The Growth and Dynamics of the Worker Cooperative Complex. New York: Cornell University Press, 1991.