Jovana Karanovic, Assistant Professor RSM/Founder Reshaping Work, was the guest speaker of research group Institutions for Collective Action on 21 December. She elucidated why researchers need to look into the reciprocal and volatile relationship between identity and strategy of platform cooperatives, understand how these organizations make a strategic tradeoff between size and distinctiveness.
Leonie van Meeteren, director business operations of care organization Amerpoort, was the guest speaker of research group Institutions for Collective Action on 14 December. She talked about her research on factors that contribute to commoning in the care sector to address social dilemmas, especially when both state and market mechanisms cannot provide the care that is required or desirable. Next week, our guest will be Jovana Karanovic of Rotterdam School of Management.
On 6 December, PhD students Marco Lomuscio (university of Trento) and Adrien Billiet (university of Leuven) made presentations entitled ‘Entrepreneurship and collective actions in worker-recovered enterprises’ and ’Beyond elections: The impact of selection methods on organizational governance dynamics’ The reflections from a practical point of view by Peter Bosmans, advisor cooperative design and strategic planning at Febecoop, made for an interesting discussion afterwards.
On 30 November, anthropologist professor Cristina Grasseni from Leiden University joined our team meeting to give a lively talk about networks of people who organize direct food production and food distribution in three different cities: Turin, Gdansk and Rotterdam.
During an inspiring session with Véronique De Herde from Université catholique de Louvain research team Social Enterprise and Institutions for Collective Action went from the historical development of cooperatives and the impact of new cooperative models on the diversification of dairy productions to the applicability to other sectors and a more theoretical framework.
On 9 November a group of financiers considered the question how the CollectieveKracht knowledge platform can support both citizen collectives and financial institutions, meeting the challenges that both parties face. ICA team member Max de Vriend presented some results of his research and of the report Krachtiger als Collectief.
Marco Casari from the University of Bologna shared some interesting results of his longitudinal research of commons in the Italian Alps with the research team Social Enterprise and Institutions for Collective Action, together with his colleagues Maurizio Lisciandra and Ali Saral. Afterwards, we had an compelling discussion.