Australia's Leading Co-Operative and Mutual Enterprises in 2015

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Tim Mazzarol

University of Western Australia

Elena Mamouni Limnios

The University of Western Australia

Geoff Soutar

The University of Western Australia

Johannes Kresling

The University of Western Australia

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Date Written: November 11, 2016

Abstract

This paper reports on a research study that aims to map the size and structure of the Co-operative and Mutual enterprise (CME) sector in Australia through the development of an Australian CME Index (ACMEI), that can provide a better understanding of these firms and their economic and social contribution to the national economy. This year the study found a total of 1,983 active CMEs of which 89% were co-operatives, 8.9% mutual enterprises and the remainder member-owned superannuation funds. These firms have combined active memberships of over 29 million, generate more than $132.9 billion in revenue and manage over $650.4 billion in assets. They encompass a wide range of industry sectors and provide significant economic and social benefits to their members. The report outlines these contributions and offers case studies of selected CMEs to illustrate these contributions.

Keywords: co-operatives, mutual enterprises, Australia, Top 100

JEL Classification: M14, M19

Suggested Citation

Mazzarol, Tim and Mamouni Limnios, Elena and Soutar, Geoffrey N. and Kresling, Johannes, Australia's Leading Co-Operative and Mutual Enterprises in 2015 (November 11, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3077405 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3077405

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Elena Mamouni Limnios

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Geoffrey N. Soutar

The University of Western Australia ( email )

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Crawley, Western Australia 6009
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Johannes Kresling

The University of Western Australia ( email )

35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, Western Australia 6009
AUSTRALIA

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