Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Pönkä, Ville
Organisation Helsingfors universitet
Projektets titel Challenges and Prospects of Cooperatives in a Globalizing World
Beslutnr 322473
Beslutsdatum 24.05.2019
Finansierings period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023
Finansiering 480 000
Beskrivning av projektet
This project focuses on international cooperative law and its main objective is to address the challenges that cooperatives are facing in a globalizing world and to propose solutions to these challenges. Therefore, the ground-breaking ambition is to develop research in cooperative law and to facilitate the growth of the cooperative sector. The primary focus is on legal issues since law plays a key role in the development of businesses yet even today the state of research in the field of international cooperative law is unsatisfactory. In addition to legal scholarship, the project draws knowledge from several other academic disciplines, such as economics, sociology and sustainability science. This means that the research questions at hand are approached in an interdisciplinary manner, as they are very complex and can only be studied by combining the perspectives of these different fields. The research is conducted mainly at the University of Helsinki and its timeframe is four years.