A Comparison between Australian and Italian Co-operative law

T. Sarina, A. Fici

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The regulatory frameworks governing co-operatives in Australia and Italy continue to evolve in an attempt to ensure that the co-operative organisational form remains an effective vehicle for enhancing productivity as well as meeting the needs of members. This chapter will examine the unique historical origins of co-operatives in both countries as well as assessing the level of similarity in regulatory mechanisms used to coordinate their activities. In doing so, this chapter will conclude by commenting on the challenges that co-operatives face in comparison to traditional investor owned organisational forms in both jurisdictions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCooperative enterprises in Australia and Italy
Subtitle of host publicationcomparative analysis and theoretical insights
EditorsAnthony Jensen, Greg Patmore, Ermanno Tortia
Place of PublicationFirenze, Italy
PublisherFirenze University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9788866558682
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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