Centre Seminar
The MacPherson Talk
Tuesday, 18 October 2016

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Please join us for the second annual MacPherson Talk
Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Canada Room, Diefenbaker Building
University of Saskatchewan
Reception to follow in the River Room

This seminar will also be live-streamed. Find the URL under Centre News and Events on the home page of our website.


Changing Governance in European Co-operatives: Simply Shifting or Losing Control?

Presentation by Markus Hanisch

Managing Director, Berlin Institute for Cooperative Studies  
Head, Economics of Agricultural Cooperatives

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

This presentation begins with a characterization of innovations in co-operative control and management and the reasons why co-ops might adopt these changes. Based on an analysis of five hundred agricultural co-operatives in the European Union, it moves on to discusses changes among leading European agricultural co-ops. Read more here.

Markus Hanisch is an agricultural economist with a background in institutional and resource economics. He has wide-ranging research interests, including changes in co-operative ownership and control structures, problems of value assessment before and after mergers, the role of co-ops in the reform of the energy sector in Germany, and co-ops as organizations of community-based service provision in rural areas, among many others. Read more here.
The MacPherson Talks honour the late Dr. Ian MacPherson, one of the leading lights of the international co-operative movement. Historian, educator, author, and passionate co-operator, Ian personified the relationship between Canadian co-operative academics and co-op practitioners. The MacPherson Talks are held annually at the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives.
Reminder: Co-op Education Strategy Survey

IRECUS and Duguid Consulting are currently conducting a Co-operative Education Needs Assessment for Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) that will feed into the Co-op Education Strategy currently being developed by CMC and the co-op sector.
They are soliciting the opinions of members and/or employees of co-ops and credit unions through an anonymous survey that will take under 10 minutes to complete. Results will be shared at the CMC delegates meeting in December.  
Here is the link if you wish to participate.


Thank you, as always, to our partner organizations
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