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The Routledge Handbook of Cooperative Economics and Management – Call for Abstracts

The editors of the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Cooperative Economics & Management cordially invite interested scholars to contribute to this important, timely, and trans-disciplinary reference work. The Handbook will provide 3,500-7,000 word essays that cover various areas of cooperative economics.

The volume will:

  • Provide a comprehensive introduction to the subject and the current state of affairs with regard to the study of cooperation in the economy generally and of the cooperative sector and related sectors particularly
  • Highlight the essential issues and debates, and provide a future research agenda, outlining especially the distinctions and similarities between individual and (inter)organizational cooperation
  • Explore the similarities and differences between competitive economics and cooperative economics, and identify how cooperative economics is more capable of addressing the known problems of global neoliberalism, such as ecological collapse, wealth inequality, and social/relational problems
  • Develop a range of analytic approaches to the subject, both appreciative and critical, and synthesize new theoretical constructs
  • Map out the various themes, issues of focus, and areas of concrete progress in the work of cooperative economics & management and its development
  • Feature and facilitate cross-pollination between disparate voices, traditions and professional communities engaged in cooperative economics & management.

Abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2023