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dc.contributor.authorMANNAN, Morshed
dc.contributor.authorPEK, Simon
dc.contributor.authorSCHOLZ, Trebor
dc.identifier.citationJournal of entrepreneurial and organizational diversity, 2023, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 33-55en
dc.descriptionPublished online: 27 November 2023en
dc.description.abstractJohnston Birchall made tremendous contributions to research on cooperatives, including the contributions cooperatives can make to tackling poverty. His work on this subject was largely carried out at a time when the Millennium Development Goals were the touchstone for global efforts to address the needs of the world’s poorest people. Since then, not only has the global economy been affected by digitalization, financial crises, climate change, and pandemics, the discourse on poverty has also changed due to the promulgation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. An example of this is the connection between digital inequality and poverty. Our objective in this essay is to distill the key contributions of Birchall’s work on cooperatives and poverty, position them within the evolving context of multi-dimensional global poverty and the platform economy, and chart a path forward for future research that can continue their development. We first identify Birchall’s four key takeaways from his research on cooperatives and poverty reduction. We then introduce the distinguishing features of corporate platforms and summarise prior research on the link between the platform economy and poverty. We then turn to the core part of our essay, which focuses on tracing the rise of platform cooperatives and assessing whether the four takeaways fit cooperatives operating in the context of the platform economy. We identify points of convergence, and areas for further refinement and future research. We hope that this will encourage research on the potential contribution that platform cooperatives can have in addressing poverty and other societal challenges.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research is funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (Grant Agreement No. 865856).en
dc.publisherCommon Ground Research Networksen
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of entrepreneurial and organizational diversityen
dc.titlePlatform cooperatives and poverty eradication : building on the legacy of Johnston Birchallen

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