Citation Simmons R & Birchall J (2003) Motivating members: member participation on governance - a study of the Co-operative Group. Co-operative College Paper, 3. http://www.co-op.ac.uk/bookstore/member-participation/motivating-members-member-participation-governance-study-operative-group/
Abstract The Co-operative Commission argued that there is a positive 'co-operative advantage' to a co-operative, from having members rather than investor-owners. But can large-scale co-operatives and mutuals successfully involve members? What motivates people to take part in governance? This report presents the findings from a project asking members of area committees and inactive members why they do or do not participate.