People-Centred Businesses: Co-Operatives, Mutuals and the Idea of Membership

Johnston Birchall

Language: English

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Published: Nov 3, 2010


So what is a member-owned business? What does it look like? How can we distinguish it from an investor-owned business? The crucial distinction is between a business that is people-centred, and one that is money-centred. This book explores the growing number of companies which use this model and their wider significance in society.