People-centred Businesses: Co-operatives, Mutuals and the Idea of Membership

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

byJohnston Birchall

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So what is a member-owned business? What does it look like? How can we distinguish it from an investor-owned business? The crucial distinction is between a business that is people-centred, and one that is money-centred. This book explores the growing number of companies which use this model and their wider signoficance in socirty

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So what is a member-owned business? What does it look like? How can we distinguish it from an investor-owned business? The crucial distinction is between a business that is people-centred, and one that is money-centred. This book explores the growing number of companies which use this model and their wider signoficance in socirty

JOHNSTON BIRCHALL is a Professor of Social Policy at the University of Stirling, UK. He studied at Oxford and did his PhD at York University, UK. He spent five years as a housing association manager before returning to academic life to focus for the next 25 years on questions concerning stakeholder participation in co-operatives, mutu...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230217184

ISBN - 13:9780230217188

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Table of Contents

People-centred businesses
Theorising the rise and fall of member-owned businesses
Consumer-owned retail businesses
Consumer-owned insurance providers
Consumer ownership of housing
Consumer ownership in public services and utilities
Consumer/producer owned banks
Producer-owned and employee-owned businesses
The peculiar history of 'member-owned' businesses in developing countries
The idea of membership