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MONDRAGON Corporation - International Business Group

MONDRAGON Corporation world leader in the co-operative movement, is the largest business group in the Basque Country and the seventh largest in Spain, with important activities in the Financial, Industrial, Retail and Knowledge sectors.
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Leader on the road, the Co-operative way.

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Worker Cooperatives as a Response to the Crisis ~ Global Labour ...

Worker Cooperatives as a Response to the Crisis ~ Global Labour ... | E-Communities.Coop | Scoop.it
Worker cooperatives are not only viable, but have also demonstrated resilience in the face of the crisis. A recent report by CECOP CICOPA-Europe[ii] reveals that in France, Italy and Spain, worker cooperatives have in fact ...
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CO-OPS Crowdfunding To Solve Community Problems Worldwide ...

CO-OPS Crowdfunding To Solve Community Problems Worldwide ... | E-Communities.Coop | Scoop.it
Problems in societies are always community problems whether bad roads, insecurity or housing or poor education systems. Based in Canada but working globally, CO-OPS want to involve everyone be part of a solution in ...
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Be part of the Solution......

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Leaders of ILO and ICA strengthen bond

Leaders of ILO and ICA strengthen bond | E-Communities.Coop | Scoop.it
Leaders of ILO and ICA strengthen bond http://ica.coop/en/media/news/leaders-ilo-and-ica-strengthen-bond#.UPQUBzQI0aU.tumblr (RT @icacoop: Leaders of ILO and ICA strengthen bond http://t.co/nnTmJciq)...
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Strengthening of Workers Co-operatives....

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Fiscal Cliff Deal: Removed Support for Co-ops

Fiscal Cliff Deal: Removed Support for Co-ops | E-Communities.Coop | Scoop.it
Follow up: Here is the section of ATRA that removed support for the formation of healthcare insurance co-ops: Page 129. 17 SEC. 644. CONSUMER OPERATED AND ORIENTED PLAN PRO18 GRAM CONTINGENCY FUND.
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IT'S YOUR WORLD, CUSTOMISE IT! @ ALPHA & OMEGA Points - E-CO .Coop Outlets

IT'S YOUR WORLD, CUSTOMISE IT! @ ALPHA & OMEGA Points - E-CO .Coop Outlets | E-Communities.Coop | Scoop.it
Start your Virtual E-Community Smart Jobs with VoxWorld.Coop and its virtual E-Business model, open your own E-Communities.Coop to Work @ Home; start your own Homeplace E-Business with customisable Accessories, Cards and Mobiles for your Diaspora.
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Develop and ccreate your own Community Brands to service your Diaspora Marketplace needs through the VoxLabs' virtual e-business model at VoxWorld.Coop Outlets.

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Mobilizing the African Diaspora to the Benefit of Home Nations - The Nonprofit Quarterly

Mobilizing the African Diaspora to the Benefit of Home Nations - The Nonprofit Quarterly | E-Communities.Coop | Scoop.it
Mobilizing the African Diaspora to the Benefit of Home Nations The Nonprofit Quarterly Cliff Nonprofit health insurance cooperatives were supposed to deliver increased competition and lower costs, but now it seems that the fiscal cliff deal has...
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"Born African, not because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me. (Chester Higgins Jr - Alabama, USA)

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Welcome to the .coop registry

This is the home page for the dotCoop registry. It provides information on where you can register .coop domain names and other information on online services for cooperatives
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The best way to identify your Organisation as carrying Co-operative credentials.

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Virtual Tours of Online Communities as Learning Journeys | Full Circle Associates

Virtual Tours of Online Communities as Learning Journeys | Full Circle Associates | E-Communities.Coop | Scoop.it
Having been involved in online facilitation since 1997, I'm often asked for examples of successful online communities. People want to see them, tour them, and
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How Silicon Valley Envisions The Future Of Health Care

How Silicon Valley Envisions The Future Of Health Care | E-Communities.Coop | Scoop.it

Predicting the future of health care is a tricky business. At any point, there could be a big breakthrough in, say, cancer research, throwing the whole thing off. Or a new technology could come along in another sector, disrupting health care just as a side effect (much like the smartphone has already done). FutureMed, a weeklong program from Singularity University for doctors and others in the health care industry, looks at the ways that technology could change health care in the coming years. I spent a day at Singularity’s classroom (located at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley) to soak up some of the predictions. Here are some of the biggest takeaway


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Connecting The Dots On The Social Experience - Building online ...

Connecting The Dots On The Social Experience - Building online ... | E-Communities.Coop | Scoop.it
Building online communities for business ... The online systems and the call centers are completely unconnected, and there is no record of me as a customer that is shared across the channels. To improve the price for a ticket ...
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Would your football club be better run as a co-operative?

Would your football club be better run as a co-operative? | E-Communities.Coop | Scoop.it
Co-operatives offer a sustainable model for football clubs, says Dave Boyle.
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Why not, its the next step for devoted fans.

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Social media listening: tracking your brand in online communities

Social media listening: tracking your brand in online communities | E-Communities.Coop | Scoop.it
We discuss the importance and ways of social media listening, tracking your own brands, and monitoring your competition in online communities. (RT @sourcemetrics: Three ways to listen for and track your brand in social media.
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Listening is the new Talking.....

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MOOCs – returning to questions of assessment and why we learn…

MOOCs – returning to questions of assessment and why we learn… | E-Communities.Coop | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses (MOOCs), have been under discussion, and it seemed that in 2012 you couldn’t escape the flurry of courses (free on the whole, although many provided with a for-pro...

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Fantastic, from top US Universities and more - free, now, where you are. It's groundbreaking. The Classroom is no longer an essential ingredient in your glittering career path.

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The E-Communities.Coop | LinkedIn

The E-Communities.Coop | LinkedIn | E-Communities.Coop | Scoop.it
The E-Communities.Coop: "Where Livelihoods Begin". @ VoxWorld.Coop. Open access for all Co-ops & Third/ Social Sector Organisations (TSO) as listed below. It's Your World,...
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A new do-it-yourself Global Initiative in Job creation for Online Communities across the Co-operative and Third Sector.

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Expert advice: How to start up a co-operative

Expert advice: How to start up a co-operative | E-Communities.Coop | Scoop.it
Top tips from experts in our live Q&A on how to start up a co-operative (Advice on starting co-ops via @GuardianSocEnt http://t.co/QiQp7M2i)
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Getting started is everything.

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Co-operatives: all in this together? | libcom.org

Co-operatives: all in this together? | libcom.org | E-Communities.Coop | Scoop.it
@epitaph444 thers several articals on mondragon and coops on libcom eg http://t.co/vbx4ov5r
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It's not all plain sailing....

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