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Cooperatives 2030: Some Factors Impacting the Future of Cooperatives and Business

Cooperatives 2030: Some Factors Impacting the Future of Cooperatives and Business

Jerome C. Glenn. CEO of The Millennium Project Global Futures Research

(Study conducted by PROSPEKTIKER in collaboration with LKS, MONDRAGON, and The Millennium Project in 2012). Globalization via the Internet is changing business. Customers are increasingly becoming partners with producers of goods and services. Individuals are becoming international businesses with little effort. Non-profit businesses are being created by top business school graduates. New means of production via open-source software and hardware are being freely distributed to individuals for manufacturing via 3D printers and movie making and distribution via YouTube.

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Universities and The IYC

Universities and The IYC

Tom Webb is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, Canada and was Executing Director of the Imagine 2012 Conference on Co-operative Economics.

More than a decade ago an international group of co-operatives formed the Co-operative Management Education Co-operative to address the failure of university business schools and universities generally to reflect the existence and role of co-operatives in economies and societies around the world. In the English speaking world only one business school course existed on co-operatives. Most business school text books and learning materials dismissed co-operatives or ignored them. Some were hostile.

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