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Research and insights

International Research

Building comprehensive resources

A co-op knowledge library

Working with partners in New Zealand and internationally, we are proud to deliver in-depth research, reports, data and insights.

These support our advocacy efforts, are used at central and local government levels, and assist members in their own strategy and business planning.

If you have a piece of research you would like to contribute and distribute across our networks, get in touch.

What’s going on at home

THE NEW ZEALAND CO-OPERATIVE ECONOMY REPORTS

2017

New Zealand Co-operative Economy Report

The 2017 report was the first time New Zealand’s co-operative economy was mapped comprehensively.

It revealed the sector’s significance in revenue, jobs, and membership, as well as apparent differences between New Zealand’s and other co-operative economies.

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2021

PwC New Zealand Co-operative Economy Report

Completed with the support of PwC, the 2021 report details New Zealand’s co-operatives’ significant contribution to our economy.

This research aims to build on the 2017 report.

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Local Insights

New Zealand Research & Insights

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Legal Framework Analysis within the ICA-EU Partnership

This report analysis the legal framework on co-operative law in NZ. Prepared by Ms Ann Apps, national and sub-regional expert appointed by the International Co-operative Alliance Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP).

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Heterogeneity and Commitment to Collective Action: An Empirical Study of a New Zealand Dairy Co-operative (2020)

A study by DJ Apparao, Nicola Shadbolt, Elena Garnevska (School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University).

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EastPack: financing future growth opportunities

A case study on EastPack, a New Zealand co-operative providing post-harvest services for its kiwifruit and avocado growers.

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International Insights

Knowledge from around the globe

The library of global research, insights and reports on the co-operative model, its challenges, successes and impacts on economies and communities continues to grow year on year.

Our international network means our members can access these insights as they become available.

Leading the Resilience

Australia  I  BCCM

How co-operatives and mutuals are dealing with the economic and social shock of Covid-19.

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National Mutual Economy Report

Australia  I  BCCM

The size and contribution of the Australian co-operative and mutual sector.

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Co-operatives and Mutuals as Social Enterprises

Australia  I  BCCM

How co-operatives and mutuals sit alongside contemporary definitions for social enterprise.

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Defining Mutuality

Australia  I  BCCM

How co-operative and mutual enterprises are defined in Australia. 

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The Size of Australia's Co-operative and Mutual Sector

Australia  I  BCCM

A 2016 analysis on the size of the sector in Australia relative to GDP. 

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Who knew Australian's were so co-operative?

Australia  I  The Australia Institute

A 2012 study on the size and scope of mutually owned co-ops in Australia.

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Support for Farmers' Co-operatives

Europe  I  National Agricultural Research Foundation

A country report on Greece, 2012.

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A life cycle explanation of co-operative longevity

USA  I  University of Missouri

Michael L. Cook explores why and how some co-operatives endure for long periods of time.

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Guidelines for co-operative legislation

Global  I  International Labour Office

Third revised edition, by Hagen Henrÿ on the guidelines from ILO.

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An information guide to ILO Recommendation No. 193

Global  I  International Labour Office

A guide produced by the ILO on how to promote the co-operative movement. 

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World Co-operative Monitor 2020

Global  I  ICA

The 2020 publication reporting on the world’s largest co-operatives and mutuals.

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World Co-operative Monitor 2021

Global  I  ICA

The 2021 publication on the economic and social impact of the largest co-operatives and mutuals worldwide. 

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Does business structure influence social impact?

Global  I  DCED and Oxfam

Why and how business form, governance and ownership may influence outcomes for the poor. 

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Co-operatives in industrial and service sectors in the Asia-Pacific region

Global  I  ICA-AP

Exploring models, work and employment, ecosystem and public policies.

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