The Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins International Institute for Cooperatives regularly publishes studies in the field of cooperatives. These publications are available for downloading in PDF format.
Invoking « Alphonse: » The founder figure as a symbolic resource in organizational identity work and strategic change
Author(s): Joëlle Basque, Ann Langley | August 2018 - This article explores analysis of archival data from the internal magazine La Revue Desjardins from its first publication in 1935 to 2015 by examining the ways in which the figure of the founder (deceased in 1920) was used during the time in the life of the organization to reformulate, maintain, strengthen or revise organizational identity, and to legitimize or constrain organizational renewal.
Author(s): Éric Brat, Inmaculada Buendía Martínez, François Normandin, Nabila Ouchène | April 2018 - This study explores the challenge of renforcing the local presence of cooperatives and mutuals in their territories with an innovative appproach based on a qualitative research, desk research and interviews.
Author(s): Rym Ayadi, Michel Keoula, Willem Pieter De Groen, Walid Mathlouthi, Ibtihel Sassi | November 2017 The Bank and Credit Union Business Models in the United States comes in response to the continuous evolution of market structures and regulatory reforms since the 2007-2009 financial crisis in the United States.
Author(s): Maria J Nieto | September 2017 - This article quantifies the direct exposure of loans to the high environmental risk sectors of banking systems in the United States, the European Union, China, Japan and Switzerland and analyzes some of the most important challenges facing banks and their regulators.
Author(s): Rym Ayadi, Emrah Arbak, Willem Pieter De Groen | July 2017 - The paper focuses on restructuring the European banking system.
Author(s): Rym Ayadi, Giovanni Ferri, Rosa M. Lastra | March 2017 - This paper considers a number of issues related to the restructuring of troubled banks in the European Union.
Author(s): Rym Ayadi, Willem Pieter De Groen | January 2017 - In the chapter Banks’ Business Models in Europe, the authors examine the diversity of banks in Europe by identifying banks’ business models using a novel definition and methodology.
The different legal and operational structures of banking groups in the euro area, and their impact on banks’ resolvability
Author(s): Rym Ayadi, Rosa M. L. Lastra, Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal, Costanza Russo | December 2016 - The paper assesses the impact of structures upon banks’ resolvability.
Author(s): Rym Ayadi | December 2016 - The chapter Banks’ Business Models in Europe: Are Cooperative Banks Different? attempts to better understand the response function of each bank’ss’ category in a crisis situation in terms of performance and risk.
Author(s): Éric Brat, Inmaculada Buendía Martínez, Nabila Ouchene | October 2016 - This study aims to document and to enlighten the current issues of innovation in cooperatives.