2025 Special issue: Worker co-operatives and concern for community

Call for papers

Guest editors: Fran├žois Deblangy, Ph.D. student at the University of Rouen-Normandie, Dr Ellie Perrin, Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg, and Dr Malu Villela, Lecturer at the University of Essex Business School. 


The climate emergency, cost of living crisis, and Covid-19 pandemic have highlighted the social and environmental impact of continuous orthodox economic growth. As a result, more attention has been paid to the ways in which communities attempt to build more sustainable and fair economies. Inspired by Principle 7, concern for community, this special issue investigates the role played by worker co-operatives in their local communities by exploring their core mission of putting both the direct membership and local communities before profit. 

The editors welcome submissions ranging from full academic articles/research papers (7,000 words), as well as short articles (4,000 words), and short think pieces (approx. 1,000 words) from practitioners

Click here for more details on the call and submission dates

UK Society for Co-operative Studies is registered in England and Wales as a charitable incorporated organisation Number 1175295. Our registered office is Holyoake House, Hanover Street, Manchester, M60 0AS.
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