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Their Own Idea

By Malcolm Harper
ISBN: 9781853391392
Written for those whose job it is to assist people to start their own businesses, or who are considering the merits of group as opposed to individual enterprise, this book looks at 13 case studies which all contain important lessons.

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  • Synopsis
    Written for those whose job it is to assist people to start their own businesses, or who are considering the merits of group as opposed to individual enterprise, this book looks at 13 case studies which all contain important lessons.
  • Table of Contents
    Foreword vii
    1. Introduction: What are workers'co-operatives? 1
    2. Formal workers' co-operatives in industrialized
    countries 7
    3. Industrialized country successes: kibbutzes and
    Mondragon 21
    4. Three British failures: Kirkby, the Scottish Daily
    News, and Meriden 30
    5. The developing country experience 41
    6. Introduction to the case studies 50
    The Puri Road Coir Business, India 53
    The Das Brothers Plastic Moulders, India 58
    The Ibadan Co-operative Tailors' Society, Nigeria 64
    The Thusano Silversmiths, Botswana 69
    The Nia Welders' Society, Tanzania 77
    Clays of Jamaica Co-operative 84
    The Sekondi-Takoradi Tailors' Co-operative
    Society, Ghana 92
    The Musika Catering Co-operative, Zimbabwe 102
    The Marama Co-operative Society, Fiji 106
    Candle Industries Co-operative, Dominica 113
    The Mandro Stonecutters' Co-operative, India 121
    The Shumgu Women's Group, Zimbabwe 129
    The Orissa Filigree Workers' Co-operative
    Society, India 134
    7. The Lessons 141
    References 146
    Select Bibliography 148
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Malcolm Harper
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 160
    Format Paperback / softback