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- Some Thoughts on Building the Worker Cooperative Movement in the U.S. TeamWorks’ David Smathers Moore presented these reflections in a session he did with Hazel Corcoran, the director of the Canadian Federation of Worker Cooperatives at the U.S. Worker Cooperatives Conference in Boston, 2012.
- Taking Root: Management Skill Development and the Immigrant Worker Cooperatives Movement One of the most important factors in co-op success is management skill. How does a movement that also values democracy and participation develop competent management? This paper describes three pathways for the development of cooperative managers at immigrant cooperatives based on TeamWorks’ real-world experience.
- Listening to Mondragon: Lessons from the Formative Period The Mondragon cooperatives in Spain are arguably the world leaders in democratizing the use of capital on a large scale. They now do about $19 billion a year in business and compete with multinational corporations. What were the essential ingredients that led to their networks’ early success?
- Layperson’s Guide to TeamWorks’ Legal & Financial Structures TeamWorks has developed its own legal and financial structure that adapts some of the key lessons of the Mondragon experience to the U.S. context. Here’s your guide to the technical details.