Consumer co-operatives in Australia and Italy

P. Battilani, N. Balnave, G. Patmore

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


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.
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 pages17
ISBN (Print)9788866558682
Publication statusPublished - 2015


Dive into the research topics of 'Consumer co-operatives in Australia and Italy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this