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.
|Title of host publication||Cooperative enterprises in Australia and Italy|
|Subtitle of host publication||comparative analysis and theoretical insights|
|Editors||Anthony Jensen, Greg Patmore, Ermanno Tortia|
|Place of Publication||Firenze, Italy|
|Publisher||Firenze University Press|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|