Here are some resources for worker cooperatives history.

Staff picks


Title Format Source
Industrial districts and inter-firm co-operation in Italy PDF International Institute for Labor Studies
Weavers of Dreams: Founders of the Modern Co-operative Movement PDF Center for Cooperatives, University of California
Equal Exchange: Doing Well by Doing Good PDF Foundation for Enterprise Development
Enabling Policy Environments for Cooperative Development: A Comparative Experience PDF Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan; Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg
Worker Cooperative Support System in NYC [ppt] Presentation MIT
Preliminary Census of Worker Cooperatives in the United States PDF US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
United States Federation of Worker Co-operatives St. Mary's University
The Role of Local Cooperative Development Agencies in Promoting Worker Cooperatives PDF
The Relative Survival of Worker Cooperatives and Barriers to Their Creation [PowerPoint] Presentation Foundation for Enterprise Development
Solidarity Economy: Building Alternatives for People and Planet (Papers and Reports from the U.S. Social Forum 2007) PDF
Jobs and the Urban Poor: Privately Initiated Sectoral Strategies PDF The Aspen Institute, The Ford Foundation, The Mott Foundation
Building Community Economies in Massachusetts: an Emerging Model of Economic Development? PDF Community Economies Collective
Subjects of Scale / Spaces of Possibility: Producing Co-operative Space in Theory and Enterprise PDF UMASS-Amherst
The Cooperative District of Imola: Forging the High Road to Globalization PDF MUEC
The Communist Party in The Land of Cooperation Word Processor Document MUEC
Industry Clusters: Business Choice, Policy Outcome, or Branding Strategy PDF Regional Technology Strategies
Building Resilient Sustainable Economies via the Cooperative Sector and Flexible Specialization: Lessons from the Emilia Romagna Region of Italy PDF Appalachian State University
Beyond the Boss: Building the U.S. Worker Cooperative Movement in the Context of Global Capitalism Word Processor Document School for International Training
The Valley Alliance of Worker Co-operatives:Exploring the Potential of Co-op Led Development PDF St. Mary's University
The Cooperative Coopers of Minneapolis PDF
Startups and Replication PDF PHI
African American Cooperatives PDF Babson-Equal Exchange Cooperative Curriculum
The Relative Survival of Worker Cooperatives and Barriers to Their Creation PDF Foundation for Enterprise Development
Philadelphia Story
The Workers' Owned Sewing Company: Making the Eagle Fly Friday PDF ICA Group
WAGES History and Lessons 1995-2000 PDF WAGES
Plywood Co-operatives in the United States: An Endangered Species PDF