The International Research Network on Accounting for Co-operatives and Mutual Entities (ACCOOP) was launched in Spain on 6 October to promote accounting research from a co-operative perspective.
ACCOOP was launched to enable accounting experts to share experiences and ideas, get in contact with fellow accountants who work within the co-operative sector and make new partnerships. It also helps is to promote a better understanding of co-operatives and mutuals among policy makers, in order to improve the legal framework and development of co-ops and mutuals.
ACCOOP aims to contribute to Accounting Standards Setters, following the agenda of the National and International Standards Setters and participating in any project that could impact on co-ops and mutuals.
This initiative is the result of the collaboration between The Centre for Research in Business Management (Centro de investigación en gestión de empresas) of the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the Co-operatives Accounting Commission (Asociación Española de Contabilidad y Administración de Empresas (AECA).
“ACCOOP seeks to promote the interest of academics in accounting for Co-operatives and Mutual Entities, enhance international collaboration in research activities and to serve as a meeting point between academics and accounting professionals of any type of organization concerned in accounting for Co-operatives and Mutual Entities,” said Fernando Polo-Garrido, Director of ACCOOP, CEGA.
He added: “ACCOOP has a broad approach and all thematic areas in accounting applied to Cooperatives and Mutual Entities are of interest, as well as a broad methodological scope.”
Anyone wishing to finding out more can subscribe to ACCOOP’s newsletter.
Find out more about ACCOOP at: http://www.accoop.org
If you are interested in these activities, you can fill in the form in the joining ACCOOP section.