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dc.contributor.advisorFindlay, Isobelen_US
dc.creatorJuarez Adeler, Monicaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-25T12:00:12Z
dc.date.available2013-04-25T12:00:12Z
dc.date.created2013-04en_US
dc.date.issued2013-04-24en_US
dc.date.submittedApril 2013en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2013-04-1002en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation explores the particular evolution of an organization, the Mondragon Co-operative Corporation, to shed light on the co-operative development process, and compares some of its complexities to the Manitoba co-operative sector. This study uses historical, political, and socio-economic research, institutional analysis, policy and legal analysis, and semi-structured interviews to better understand the co-operative development process from a critical and interdisciplinary perspective. This study uncovers the importance of institutional frameworks in understanding the development of the Mondragon group. By analyzing its well-known development story through this critical and interdisciplinary lens, this dissertation helps rethink the assumptions of much of the literature on co-operative and policy development that often overlooks the study of this phenomenon. Co-operative development factors and strategies widely discussed in the literature often fail to analyze the invisible cultural assumptions that underpin and help determine the development process. By studying the extent to which Mondragon's development is deeply embedded in and shaped by its cultural, legal, and institutional contradictions, this dissertation aims to rethink the co-operative development phenomenon. This study finds that institutional frameworks are crucial to understand co-operative development choices and strategies. The contradictions and complexities of institutional frameworks create room to counter the status quo. The study of the Mondragon group tells us that co-operatives can unknowingly reproduce contradictions while challenging the dominant logic to seek change. The influence of institutional contradictions and complexities is highly important to make sense of co-operative development behaviours as well as to understand how institutions change in society. This study concludes with a comparison of the Manitoba co-operative experience in the light of the Mondragon case, and offers concluding thoughts and recommendations for the Manitoba co-operative sector.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectco-operativesen_US
dc.subjectco-operative developmenten_US
dc.subjectpublic policyen_US
dc.subjectinstitutional developmenten_US
dc.subjectcommunity economic developmenten_US
dc.titleEnabling policy environments for co-operative development: A comparative experienceen_US
thesis.degree.departmentInterdisciplinary Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineInterdisciplinary Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberClarke, Louiseen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHammond-Ketilson, Louen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFulton, Murrayen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSheehan, Normanen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPhillipson, Martinen_US


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