The organizers of the International Cooperative Alliance 2018 European Research Conference (ICA2018) invite senior and junior scholars to submit an extended abstract, to be submitted ultimately by January 5, 2018.

The ICA2018 Conference will be held July 4-July 6 in Wageningen, the Netherlands, and will be hosted by Wageningen University and Research. The 2018 Conference Theme is 'Cooperatives in a rapidly changing world: Innovation in enterprise and community'. At this conference, scholars, representatives of cooperatives and policy makers will exchange the state of the art on building and strengthening cooperatives in different sectors and different countries. The conference will deal with all kinds of cooperatives, from different sectors and different countries, and in different stages of the life cycle. This will lead to challenging and surprising new ideas and relations. Special attention will be paid to 200 years Raiffeisen.

Keynote lecturers will be prof. dr. Arthur Mol (Rector Magnificus Wageningen University and Research), dr. Simel Esim (Head of Cooperatives Unit ILO), prof. dr. Murray Fulton (Chair University of Saskatchewan), and dr. Wiebe Draijer (CEO Rabobank)

The key questions to be discussed at the ICA2018 Research Conference relate to innovation in enterprise and community. For the sustainability and resilience of the cooperative model, innovation is paramount. Which internal and external factors provide the fertile ground for such innovation? What are the key success factors for continuous (or renewed) member commitment and stakeholder legitimacy?
Full call and info available via this link.
For conference info and details, visit the conference website at

Call for Papers and Posters – Conference ‘Cooperatives in a rapidly changing world: Innovation in entreprise and community’ (Wageningen, NL, July 2018) – Deadline Jan. 5, 2018
Tagged on: