Survival of the Fairest? Co-operative Business Survival


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Type: Research  |  Topic: About co-operatives  |  Format: Report

The Co-operative Economy 2018 report states that 80% of co-operative businesses survive the notoriously challenging first five years, compared to 44% of other businesses.

But what’s behind this figure? Can co-operatives overcome the long-held 'liability of newness‛ theorised in organisational research?

This report details statistics for the UK and compares these with international data.