Cooperation in Italy in 2008

20 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 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: May 11, 2012

Abstract

Despite a growing interest in cooperatives, the knowledge of real economic, occupational and social dimensions of the cooperative enterprises is still little and fragmentary, at both a national and an international level.

This is also the case of Italy, a country with one of the most widespread cooperative system.

Many Italian Institutes (e.g. Istat, Confcooperative, Legacoop and Unioncamere) have been studying cooperatives for a long time. The majority of their studies refer to specific contexts, to specific types of cooperative or to restricted samples. There is still a lack of updated analyses of the overall dimensions of this phenomenon, able to follow its evolution and quantify – with reasonable precision – the ability to manage business and create jobs.

Starting from these preliminary remarks, the present study intends to offer a reliable analysis of the 2008 Italian cooperative system, by highlighting the economic and occupational dimensions and impact of the phenomenon. This analysis is only part of the widest research programme carried out by the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises which has developed an observatory on cooperation for a constant analysis of the role of cooperation in Italy.

La versione italiana di questo documento è disponibile al seguente link: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2010032

Keywords: cooperation, Italy, regional development, employment, economic performance

JEL Classification: J21, L31, M41

Suggested Citation

Borzaga, Carlo and Carini, Chiara and Costa, Ericka and Carpita, Maurizio and Andreaus, Michele, Cooperation in Italy in 2008 (May 11, 2012). Euricse Working Paper No. 26 |12. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2103545 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2103545

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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