Australia’s Leading Co-operative and Mutual Enterprises in 2017: CEMI Discussion Paper Series, DP 1701

Timothy Mazzarol, Johannes Kresling

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Abstract

This paper reports on a research study that aims to map the size and structure of the Co-operative and Mutual enterprise (CME) sector in Australia. The Australian CME Index (ACMEI) is a longitudinal study that can provide a better understanding of these firms and their economic and social contribution to the national economy. This year the study found a total of 2,134 active CMEs of which 82.5% were co-operatives, 13.2% mutual enterprises, 2.2% were friendly societies and 2% were member-owned superannuation funds. These firms had a combined active membership base of over 29 million memberships, generated more than $113 billion in revenue, managed over $722.2 billion in assets, and employed at least 52,322 people. They encompassed a wide range of industry sectors and provided significant economic and social benefits to their members. The report outlines these contributions and offers case studies of selected CMEs to illustrate these contributions.
Original languageEnglish
TypeDiscussion Paper
Media of outputOnline publication
PublisherCentre for Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation (CEMI)
Number of pages61
Place of Publicationwww.cemi.com.au
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameCEMI Discussion Paper Series
PublisherCentre for Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation
No.DP 1701
ISSN (Electronic)1448-2541

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