This paper offers a comparative analysis of the consumer co-operative movements in Italy and Australia. It firstly provides an historical overview of consumer co-operatives in Italy and Australia since the late 1800s. Possible explanations for the growth of the movement in Italy and its demise in Australia are then explored with a focus on three key factors: the legislative framework, the relationship between co-operatives (networking) and consumer politics.
|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||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|