Are Cooperative Societies Transforming into Cooperative Companies? : Reflections on the Finnish Cooperatives Act

Visa fullständig post



Permalänk

http://hdl.handle.net/10138/302085

Citation

Pönkä , I H V 2019 , ' Are Cooperative Societies Transforming into Cooperative Companies? Reflections on the Finnish Cooperatives Act ' , European Business Law Review , vol. 30 , no. 1 , EULR2019003 , pp. 77-99 .

Titel: Are Cooperative Societies Transforming into Cooperative Companies? : Reflections on the Finnish Cooperatives Act
Sekundär titel: Ovatko osuuskuntayhteisöt muuttumassa osuuskuntayhtiöiksi : Vertailua Suomen osuuskuntalakiin
Författare: Pönkä, Ilkka Hannu Ville
Upphovmannens organisation: Faculty of Law
Datum: 2019-02-06
Språk: eng
Sidantal: 23
Tillhör serie: European Business Law Review
ISSN: 0959-6941
Permanenta länken (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10138/302085
Abstrakt: This article examines the so-called companization of cooperative law. Companization refers to the phenomenon of national cooperative laws adopting elements of efficiency- oriented company legislation; i.e., cooperative societies seem to be slowly transforming into cooperative companies. Companization is a widely recognized issue, but there is little research on the topic. This is unfortunate, since studying companization helps us understand the relationship between cooperative law and company law, and, furthermore, it serves as a gateway to the investigation of the essential nature of cooperatives and why we need them. This article examines the companization of cooperative law using the Finnish Cooperatives Act (FCA) as a framework for analysis. The FCA is a good instrument for elaborating what companization means in practice, since cooperatives play a larger role in the Finnish economy than anywhere else in the world and since companization has been the conscious objective of Finnish legislators. This research was conducted by reflecting on the FCA in relation to the international cooperative law doctrine, using the ICA’s cooperative principles as a benchmark. The findings reveal many signs of companization, and this does not only concern Finland: Companization is a global trend which requires further attention.
Beskrivning: Artikkeli on hyväksytty julkaistavaksi ja se ilmestyy EBLR:n numerossa 1/2019
Subject: 513 Law
Referentgranskad: Ja
Licens: cc_by_nc_sa
Användningsbegränsning: openAccess
Parallelpublicerad version: publishedVersion


Filer under denna titel

Totalt antal nerladdningar: Laddar...

Filer Storlek Format Granska
EULR2019003.pdf 266.0Kb PDF Granska/Öppna

Detta dokument registreras i samling:

Visa fullständig post