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|Title: ||Competition in Retailing: Lessons from the History of Rochdale Consumer Co-operatives in Australia|
|Authors: ||Patmore, Greg|
|Issue Date: ||Dec-2009|
|Publisher: ||Business and Labour History Group, The University of Sydney|
|Citation: ||History in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools: The Proceedings of the First AAHANZBS Conference, The University of Sydney, 14-15 December 2009 / edited by Greg Patmore|
|Abstract: ||Rochdale consumer co-operatives have played an integral role in the lives of many people in particular localities in Australia. The Rochdale movement developed in waves in the period prior to the end of World War II, but went into decline over the following decades. While the movement has collapsed in Australia, a number of Rochdale consumer co-operatives continue to thrive in rural areas of Australia, largely by drawing upon a reciprocal relationship with the local community. A further reason for the survival of these rural co-ops is that they have linked up with franchising. This arrangement – community co-operative ownership and franchising – provides another alternative in the quest to increase competition and reduce market concentration in retailing in Australia.|
|Description: ||Not refereed|
|Rights and Permissions: ||The author retains copyright of this work.|
|Type of Work: ||Conference paper|
|Appears in Collections:||History in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools: The Proceedings of the First AAHANZBS Conference.|
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