New free publications from the Co-operative Education Trust of Scotland, by Erin Hancock

Co-operative Entrepreneurship (free e-book) provides an informative practical guide to the nature and process of establishing a co-operative enterprise. Drawing on best practice and international guidelines, this text is suitable for students engaged in new venture creation projects, as well as graduates looking to develop their commercial idea. http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cets/resources/coop-entrep/

The Co-operative Model in Practice (free e-book).This timely collection of essays draws together the research of fourteen international scholars to examine how the co-operative business model functions in practice within diverse cultural and social contexts. It includes case studies of co-operatives and credit unions operating in different national settings across Britain, continental Europe, Australasia and the Americas. Together the essays show how the concept of democratic co-operation, applied to enterprise in commercial markets, developed into the basis of a truly global movement.http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cets/resources/coop-model/

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