P2P Cooperative Model Resources
Introduction to Cooperative Model Resources
P2P Cooperatives Models are those where a group of individuals organize around a common need and proceed to collaborate on solutions that fulfill their needs. By and large cooperative models are, by definition Peer to Peer (P2P) because they are owned, governed, and labored at by peers, individuals who usually have one vote each with regards to decision making of the cooperative enterprise. There are variations to this, where a group of peers might vote for a certain person to handle certain types of business or areas of work, or a peer fills a certain job that is important and necessary based on qualifications instead of voting, and at the heart of it, the operation itself, of creating the position, was done through some manner of cooperative means.
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Toward a Cooperative Economy
- Dave Pollard describes how a cooperative economy might work, as compared to the highly leveraged model taught in business schools.
- The Big Society Network (UK) is a UK approach to a cooperative economy that focuses on building a tremendous membership that governs mutual assets.
- The Cooperatives Category on the P2P Foundation Wiki contains a number of articles that focus on cooperative enterprise.