A joint conference with ICA CCR, CASC and ACE

May 27, 2019 to May 31, 2019
Location

IRECUS-Université de Sherbrooke - Longueuil campus

The Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE), the International Co-operative Alliance Committee on Co-operative Research, and the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation join to hold their annual conference together which will take place in Montréal, Québec, Canada, from May 27th to May 31st 2019. IRECUS-Université de Sherbrooke is organizing the conference in collaboration with Chaire Guy-Bernier from UQAM and the Centre for Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan, and they are now calling for papers.

Conference theme

Co-operative entrepreneurship encourages success in a collective manner: it is active in all human activities and business sectors and takes on an increasingly important role in today's contemporary context. How do we explain this trend? Does it translate a real cultural, social, economic change into the relationship between people and work? Are we witnessing the outline of a societal response to the uncertainty of the world in which we evolve? Is co-operative entrepreneurship representative of a collective and shared vision of labour and entrepreneurship? Can we talk about new opportunities for the co-operative model?

Attempting to understand this concept of co-operative entrepreneurship poses a great challenge, in both its complexity and its novelty in the scientific field. Collective and co-operative entrepreneurship may represent a way forward for reinventing the future and addressing challenges.

Conference Organizing Committee

  • Claude-André Guillotte, Professor and director, IRECUS, University of Sherbrooke
  • Jocelyne Champagne Racine, Associate professor, IRECUS, University of Sherbrooke
  • Sonja Novkovic, Professor, Saint Mary’s University, Chair of ICA-CCR
  • Julien Gérémie, Administrator, ACE
  • Andrea Renaud, Board Chair, ACE
  • Caroline Joly, Chair ACE
  • Fiona Duguid, President, CASC
  • Marie-Claude Beaudin, Researcher, Chaire Guy-Bernier