co-operative

Co-operation – The Employee Ownership Model

Dick Philbrick, Chairman of Clansman Dynamics, is the newly appointed Chair of Co-operative Development Scotland. Here he explains how his passion for co-operative models has underpinned a successful business career of 40 years. You could say I’ve been on a forty year journey of promoting and [...]

Collaboration – compromise or conflict

I am sure that most of us work harder on the content of our business product or service as we do on marketing and promoting it. To me, marketing has always been a necessary evil but that’s very much a personal opinion. I have, however, trademarked the Ethiconomics brand and undertake what I [...]

The co-operative economy

There is more and more agreement that our current economic system isn’t working and that we have encouraged and rewarded short term financial speculation over long-term, sustainable wealth creation. We have focussed on competition at the expense of collaboration. We need to redress this [...]

Innovative collaboration in music

Co-operatives come in many shapes and sizes. This one struck a chord with me, so to speak! Music Co-operative Scotland brings together the members of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera in an artistic collaboration to explore new markets for classical music at home and overseas. The new venture will [...]

Collaboration – a definition from Ethiconomics

Collaboration Definition to work with another or others on a joint project something created by working jointly with another or others Generally speaking we all understand what collaboration means. Essentially it is an arrangement in which two or more parties work jointly towards a common goal. [...]
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