Collective Action and Governance in Worker Cooperatives: double open seminar talk by Adrien Billiet (KU Leuven) and Marco Lomuscio (UniTrento)

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.

16 November: talk by Véronique De Herde

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. 

9 November: talk by Marco Casari

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.