- Governance systems (structures, processes, dynamics) that focused on the fit with the enterprise model vs. leaning into conventional corporate governance approaches designed for investor-owned corporate models.
- Contemporary frameworks with due consideration of situational dimensions (e.g. membership type(s), size, stage in the lifecycle, enterprise purpose, culture, competition, regulations, etc.).
- Governance in the context of humanistic economics and management theories as more appropriate for co-operative enterprises than the alternative assumptions underlying agency theory.
- Theory combined with practice. Examples of successful co-operatives that experiment with and/or fully embrace core aspects of co-operative governance.
- Challenges of implementing co-operative governance practices, and how these are addressed.
- Governance practices connected to the long-term sustainability of co-operatives and their ability to create value for (current and future) members and society.
- Implementing change in co-operative governance – what are the triggers; how does change happen; how are new needs assessed.
- Recordings of Symposium sessions can be viewed here.
- Symposium Report (forthcoming in October 2021)
- Edited book on humanistic governance in democratic organizations (forthcoming 2022)
- ICCM Working Papers (including Case Studies) - released on an ongoing basis
- Paper: A needs theory of governance (Silvia Sacchetti & Ermanno Tortia, University of Trento, Italy)
- Challenging Governance Orthodoxies (Alexandra Wilson, Canada)
- Academic Articles - ongoing