Call for scientific papers from cooperative researchers

To stimulate discussion and debate at the 2012 Summit, in Quebec, researchers interested in cooperative and mutual issues are invited to submit their scientific paper proposals by March...

To stimulate discussion and debate at the 2012 Summit, in Quebec, researchers interested in cooperative and mutual issues are invited to submit their scientific paper proposals by March 26, 2012.

Selected papers will be compiled in a special volume published for the Summit, and these authors will be invited to present their results to the 2,000 participants. In addition, if they wish to participate in the Summit, they will receive a 40% discount on the registration fees.

Solicited research themes The paper proposals must be related to the theme of the 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives, “The Amazing Power of Cooperatives”, and to one of the following four sub-themes:

  • The role of cooperatives and mutuals in the global economy
  • The performance of the cooperative and mutualist business model
  • The evolution of the cooperative and mutualist business model
  • The global sociopolitical influence of cooperatives and mutuals

In addition to stimulating discussion and debate among participants, the papers must help identify solutions to the development and performance challenges of cooperatives and mutuals. Priority will be given to research produced in the past year.

The committee is looking primarily for unpublished papers but will also consider papers that have already been published in journals with a circulation limited to a specific country. The volume to be published will contain papers in English, French and Spanish. A committee of international experts will evaluate the proposals, and researchers will receive notice of acceptance or rejection by April 27, 2012 at the latest.

The complete papers must be sent by July 27, 2012 at the latest. Paper proposals must be submitted at the latest by March 26, 2012, at 10:00 p.m. (Quebec time – EST), and must be sent to Mr. Ernesto Molina: [email protected]

• For more information, visit: www.2012intlsummit.coop/site/call-for-papers

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