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You will find a lot of information on the Co-operative movement and its presence worldwide on these sites:
The International Co-operative Alliance

The European Confederation of Workers' Co-operatives, Social Co-operatives and Social and Participative Enterprises

International Organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and Service Producers' Co-operatives

Here are the sites of some very successful co-operatives :

Mondragon (an industrial group with over 70 000 employees worldwide, 85% of them being members with a share of capital and the right to vote...)

Desjardins, a Canadian financial group

and for Laurent, SACMI, a italian industrial co-operative based in Imola, Emilia-Romagna.

And for academic research, here is the site of the

The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives

I am currently working with the The International Co-operative Alliance to organise a seminar on co-operatives and globalisation within the framework of the
Forum for a Responsible Globalisation

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Sun Jun 25th, 2006 at 09:41:17 AM EST

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