La Cooperazione in Italia Nel 2008 (Cooperation in Italy in 2008)

21 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2012

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Carlo Borzaga

University of Trento; European Research Institute on Cooperative & Social Enterprises (EURICSE)

Chiara Carini

European Research Institute on Cooperative & Social Enterprises (EURICSE)

Ericka Costa

University of Trento - Department of Computer and Management Sciences (DISA)

Maurizio Carpita

University of Brescia - Department of Economics and Management; ex Department of Quantitative Methods

Michele Andreaus

University of Trento - Department of Computer and Management Sciences (DISA)

Date Written: February 1, 2012

Abstract

Despite the growing interest in cooperative enterprise, our knowledge of the real economic, social, and employment size of the cooperative movement, both internationally and within individual countries, is scarce and fragmentary. In Italy over the years, a number of public bodies, institutions, and organisations (e.g., ISTAT, Confcooperative, Legacoop, and Unioncamere) have examined the nature of the cooperative movement. However, in most cases, these studies have referred to specific contexts, to particular types, or to limited samples of cooperative companies. In order to progress, first of all, we must quantify with reasonable accuracy the total size of the phenomenon and the ability of cooperatives to create wealth and employment. Secondly, we must monitor their evolution. At the moment, there are no analyses that can do this.

In this light, this study aims to provide a framework for the analysis of cooperation in Italy in 2008, highlighting the economic and employment dimensions of the phenomenon. This is part of a wider research project led by the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (EURICSE) that involves the development of an observatory on cooperation and aims to analyze the role of cooperation in Italy.

The English version can be found at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2103545

Note: Downloadable pdf is in Italian.

Keywords: Cooperatives, Local development, Employment, Italy, Economic performance

JEL Classification: J21, L31, M41

Suggested Citation

Borzaga, Carlo and Carini, Chiara and Costa, Ericka and Carpita, Maurizio and Andreaus, Michele, La Cooperazione in Italia Nel 2008 (Cooperation in Italy in 2008) (February 1, 2012). Euricse Working Paper No. 26/12. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2010032 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2010032

Carlo Borzaga

University of Trento ( email )

Via Giuseppe Verdi 26
Trento, Trento 38152
Italy

European Research Institute on Cooperative & Social Enterprises (EURICSE) ( email )

Via S. Giovanni 36
38122 Trento (TN)
Italy

Chiara Carini (Contact Author)

European Research Institute on Cooperative & Social Enterprises (EURICSE) ( email )

Via S. Giovanni 36
38122 Trento (TN)
Italy

Ericka Costa

University of Trento - Department of Computer and Management Sciences (DISA) ( email )

Via Inama, 5
I-38100 Trento
Italy

Maurizio Carpita

University of Brescia - Department of Economics and Management ( email )

Contrada S. Chiara, 50
Brescia, BS 25122
Italy
+39 030 2988642 (Phone)

ex Department of Quantitative Methods ( email )

Contrada S. Chiara 50
Brescia, BS 25122
Italy
+39 0302988642 (Phone)
+39 0302400925 (Fax)

Michele Andreaus

University of Trento - Department of Computer and Management Sciences (DISA) ( email )

Via Inama, 5
I-38100 Trento
Italy

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