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Research Resources


  • MSVU Library Guide-Social Economy: This is our searchable guide to Social Economy resources. You will find useful information, most of which is public access.

  • SE Space: Here you will find documents and not just references to materials.

National Social Economy Student Network


The Social Economy Student Network (SESN) serves as a forum for post-secondary student academic dialogue, information dispersal and education on the Social Economy (SE). It links students to one another from across the globe and fosters the growth of knowledge and information-sharing among members. The Network exists to bring together students interested in aspects of the Social Economy in order to facilitate the formation of intellectually stimulating and diverse peer networks within and beyond the academic and research environment.


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Students in the SESRN  


For a full listing of students involved with the SESRN from 2005-2010, see our team page.




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 Related Programs  

Objectifs (Leclerc) -

Les principaux objectifs de la Chaire des caisses populaires acadiennes en gestion des coopératives sont de:

  • Promouvoir les études coopératives, notamment celles portant sur les diverses facettes de la gestion des coopératives à l'Université de Moncton, dans ses trois campus, et dans la collectivité qu'elle dessert;
  • Planifier et réaliser des projets de recherche portant sur diverses facettes de la gestion des coopératives;
  • Favoriser la création des équipes de recherche pluridisciplinaires, consolider des programmes de recherche multidisciplinaire et obtenir des fonds externes de recherche;
  • Planifier, réaliser et soutenir des projets de recherche, seul ou en collaboration avec d'autres chercheurs dans le but de répondre aux besoins du milieu coopératif et d'assurer son développement;
  • Susciter chez la population étudiante un intérêt accru pour le domaine de la gestion des coopératives et du modèle coopératif et contribuer à une solide formation en gestion permettant de mieux répondre aux besoins du marché du travail;
  • Favoriser la participation des étudiants et étudiantes, en particulier ceux et celles des cycles supérieurs, aux activités de recherche et de développement reliés au domaine de la gestion des coopératives;
  • Organiser divers services à la collectivité à l'intérieur ou l'extérieur de l'Université sur les thèmes portant sur la gestion des coopératives et sur les études coopératives dans le but d'assurer le plein rayonnement de la Chaire dans son milieu.

The Institute for Non-Profit Studies  Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB.

The Institute for Nonprofit Studies at Mount Royal University is the first in Canada to bring together education, training and research tailored to the nonprofit sector — and supports Canada’s first undergraduate degree dedicated to the sector, the Bachelor of Applied Nonprofit Studies.

The Youth Experience International Program (YEI)

A program of the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA). The purpose of YEI is to give university grads between the ages of 19-30 a chance to work in developing countries for 6 months to 1 year with local co-op groups. The CCA is always looking for applications from people who have a background and knowledge in co-operatives.

Co-operatives Research Unit, Open University, United Kingdom

The Open University is one of the best known distance learning institutions in the world. CRU has three main aims: to encourage and develop thinking and research on issues of importance to the social economy sector; to support the development of co-operatives and other organizations trading for social or ethical purposes; and to work with practitioners, policy makers and researchers at European, national and local levels to develop comparative analyses of issues for improving policy, development, and management.

Programs are designed to encourage and develop thinking and research on the social economy sector, to support the development of co-operatives and social organizations, and to develop comparative analyses.

Centre for the study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, established in 1984, is an interdisciplinary teaching and research institute at the University of Saskatchewan. One of the key people in its formation was the past president of the university, Leo Kristjanson, who found it surprising that although co-operatives play a crucial role in all segments of the provincial economy and society, very little research was being done into the role and operation of co-operatives. To answer this need, Kristjanson established the centre, in conjunction with people from the co-operative sector, the university and the Government of Saskatchewan.  The Centre also hosts the Linking, Learning, Leveraging Project, which is the Northern Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan Social Economy research node.

Master of Management - Co-operatives and Credit Unions
, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

An innovative web-based program that brings together co-op and credit union professionals from around the world to learn how to combine the principles of co-operation with active, aggressive management practices.

Cooperative Enterprise Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

The mission of the program is to enhance the overall effectiveness of member cooperatives through improving the understanding of directors, managers, employees, and members of the cooperative principles and business practices.

Master's Degree in Management and Governance of Cooperatives and Mutuals, Institute of Research and Education for Cooperatives and Mutuals (IRECUS), Sherbrooke, QC

This program is offered full time in Sherbrooke with the purpose of training Cooperators to be able to work in all sectors of the economy. It is aimed at people who want to add to their professional competence and learn all of the features of an entrepreneurial formula that places human beings, and the community, at the center of the enterprise.

Students completing the program will develop skills for a career in Quebec and abroad. As a professional, consultant or manager of a cooperative, a mutual or other social organizations and solidarity, graduates will meet the needs of members, their organization and their community.




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