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The Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE), the International Co-operative Alliance Committee on Co-operative Research, and the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation join to hold their annual conference together in Montréal, Québec, Canada, from May 27th to May 31st 2019. This year theme is : Co-operative Entrepreneurship: Theory and Best Practices.
Co-operative entrepreneurship encourages success in a collective manner: it is active in all human activities and business sectors and takes on an increasingly important role in today’s contemporary context. How do we explain this trend? Does it translate a real cultural, social, economic change into the relationship between people and work? Are we witnessing the outline of a societal response to the uncertainty of the world in which we evolve? Is co-operative entrepreneurship representative of a collective and shared vision of labour and entrepreneurship? Can we talk about new opportunities for the co-operative model?
Attempting to understand this concept of co-operative entrepreneurship poses a great challenge, in both its complexity and its novelty in the scientific field. Collective and co-operative entrepreneurship may represent a way forward for reinventing the future and addressing challenges.