Research and Resources

Applied research is a critical source of knowledge for our programs, and our faculty plays an active role in contributing to the growing international body of co-op research. The Co-operative Management Education Program at Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University hosts symposia on relevant co-operative management topics.

CME Program Presentation at United Nations

Karen Miner, Managing Director, CME programs, was invited to present at the Expert Group Meeting held at the United Nations in New York City, November 16, 2016. Karen's paper "Challenges and Strategies for Public Awareness Raising About the Identity of the Cooperaive Enterprise Model" was part of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: "Ensuring That No One Is Left Behind: The Cooperative Sector as a Partner in the Implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". A copy of the paper has been posted on the United Nations website.

The International Journal of Co-operative Accounting and Management (JCAM)

The Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Reporting for Co-operatives (CEARC) has merged what was formerly JCAR (linked below) with JCAM, using the JCAM title (as of 2018). You can link to calls for papers and past issues here.

Journal of Co-operative Accounting and Reporting (JCAR)

You can also access the past issues of the Journal of Co-operative Accounting and Reporting (JCAR), a peer-reviewed and refereed international journal published by the Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Reporting for Co-operatives (CEARC), which became JCAM in 2018.

International Journal of Co-operative Management (IJCM)

CME, in association with New Harmony Press Incorporated, publish the International Journal of Co-operative Management (IJCM) a peer-reviewed and refereed journal.

CME Program - Graduate and Faculty Papers and Publications

From Corporate Globalization to Global Co-operation (book) by Tom Webb, 2016

Novkovic Sonja, Miner Karen. "Co-operative Governance Fit to Build Resilience in the Face of Complexity" (Spring - 2015)

The Fifth Co-operative Principle in Action: Mapping the Co-operative Educational Initiatives of Canadian Co-operatives by Erin Hancock & Annabelle Brault, 2015

Governance Symposium Summary Report

Sustainability Reporting for Co-operatives: A Guidebook - by Yuill Herbert, Rebecca Foon, Fiona Duguid (CME Instructor), prepared for the International Co-operative Alliance

Relevance and Impact of Co-operative Business Education - by Karen Miner, Managing Director and Instructor, CME Program and Claude-André Guillotte, IRECUS, Universitéde Sherbrooke

Worker Co-operatives and Employment Law in Canada - by John McNamara, CME Masters Graduate, PhD Candidate

Mondragon and the United Steelworkers - Erbin Crowell, CME Masters Graduate

Cooperative Capital: What It Is and Why Our World Needs It? - by Alan J. Robb, James H. Smith, and Tom Webb (co-founder CME programs, former CME Managing Director, and CME Instructor)

Workers, Consumers and Small Business: Preliminary Reflection on Stakeholders and Co-operative Value and Principals - Tom Webb

From "Human Resource Development" to "Co-operative Relationship Development" - Tom Webb