What Works for Workers' Cooperatives? An Empirical Research on Success & Failure of Indian Workers' Cooperatives

30 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2013 Last revised: 6 Dec 2013

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Vrajlal K. Sapovadia

Tech and Train

Akash Patel

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Date Written: January 15, 2013

Abstract

This paper analyses selected and most celebrated 10 workers' cooperatives from India, registered under different legislation like Cooperative Society Act, Companies Act, Trade Union Act, Public Trust Act and Society Registration Act and working in different area using different structure of business. We analyze what worked for their success or what went wrong.

Keywords: Indian workers cooperatives, trade union cooperative, Bombay Dabawala, SEWA

JEL Classification: P1, J5

Suggested Citation

Sapovadia, Vrajlal K. and Patel, Akash, What Works for Workers' Cooperatives? An Empirical Research on Success & Failure of Indian Workers' Cooperatives (January 15, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2214563 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2214563

Akash Patel

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ( email )

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Post Box. No. 7100
New Delhi, New Delhi 1110002
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