International Comparative Co-operatives

10 Units

This course compares co-operative models across cultures through historical and ethnographic lenses. Specifically, it examines co-operative models across cultures with consideration of Australian, North and South American, Asian, European, Indian and African co-operative constructs. The course addresses perceived strengths and weaknesses of varying models and undertakes a critical appraisal of varying co-operative constructs, potential applicability and potential transferability across cultures, either in whole or in part.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Business School

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the differing models of co-operatives conduct
  2. Critically examine the strengths and weaknesses of various co-operative models
  3. Identify and communicate how meta-traditions within cultures underpin varying models of co-operatives
  4. Critically evaluate how political ideology influences the socio-economic structure of co-operatives in different country contexts
  5. Critically appraise the potential applicability and transferability of co-operatives across cultures

The topics in the course include the following:

  1. Introduction - Course Rationale and Overview
  2. United Kingdom - Origins and Descendants
  3. Italy - Spain -  Basque
  4. Hungary - Poland
  5. Canada - France
  6. Japan - South Korea
  7. Brazil - Argentina
  8. Colombia - Mexico
  9. Philippines - Vietnam - Thailand
  10. India - Iran
  11. Kenya - South Africa
  12. Course Review
Assessment Items
  • Presentation: Group Presentation
  • Report: Country Research Study and Report
  • Essay: Critical Essay
  • Formal Examination: Final Exam

Contact Hours Not currently offered
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for GSBS6414
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