P2PU - Open Governance

By GSigal, 9 years 16 weeks ago.

Interesting P2PU study group running this month:
Open Governance - how open communities of volunteers can make decisions and take action.


1997 - Stakeholder Cooperation - Shann Turnbull

By Robert Link, 9 years 43 weeks ago.

Stakeholder Cooperation

Shann Turnbull
International Institute for Self-Governance

Journal of Cooperative Studies, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 18-52, 1997

Some of the most successful businesses in the world involve employees, customers and suppliers in their control. This paper describes why this is so and how stakeholder governance could be introduced into English speaking countries. The competitive advantages of establishing co-operative relationships with stakeholders are illustrated by analyzing a Japanese Keiretsu and the stakeholder co-operatives found around the Spanish town of Mondragon. These are shown to share common features in their information and control architecture, which are also shared by all living things, which depend upon obtaining feedback information from their environment to exist. Elements of information theory, which is used to design self-regulating devices, are introduced to indicate how firms could be designed to mimic life forms to become self-regulating. Besides introducing competitive advantages, this would minimize both the internal and external costs of regulation. The paper recommends that governments provide leadership in introducing competitive self-regulation using the strategy proposed by the U.S. Vice President. The result would be to create a "Stakeholder Economy."

JEL Classifications: G3, K2, L2
Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 10, 1997 ; Last revised: January 05, 1998

Suggested Citation
Turnbull, Shann, Stakeholder Cooperation. Journal of Cooperative Studies, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 18-52, 1997. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=26238 or doi:10.2139/ssrn.26238

SSRN Abstracts

By Robert Link, 9 years 43 weeks ago.

Cooperation Commons is pleased to announce a new initiative designed to both increase general knowledge of available literature and also to increase the inter-penetration of the Cooperation Commons with institutions.

The Open 100 - who are the leading open innovation companies globally?

By rhardwood, 10 years 23 weeks ago.

We are often asked 'who is actually making money from open innovation?' so we decided to create a wiki to capture the top 100 open innovation companies and organisations globally. We've posted
some of our favourite examples in the wiki below, from Adobe to Zopa, and given reasons why they qualify as successful open innovators. Please feel free to add to or edit this list, debate and discuss, and add any useful links where possible. Thanks.



Open Access Journal: tripleC - Cognition, Communication, Co-operation

By Robert Link, 10 years 24 weeks ago.

From the triple C home page:

The Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society provides a forum to discuss the challenges humanity is facing today.

It promotes contributions within an emerging science of the information age with a special interest in critical studies following the highest standards of peer review.

Abstract: Manifesto for the Reputation Society by Hassan Masum and Yi–Cheng Zhang

By Robert Link, 10 years 25 weeks ago.

From the text: "Reputation is a surrogate — a partial reflection representing our "best educated guess" of the underlying true state of affairs. Active evaluation by looking behind surface signals can corroborate or disprove reputations, while indiscriminate use degrades their reliability. The challenge is to encourage active evaluation,

SSRN Abstract: Lemley's "Property, Intellectual Property, and Free Riding"

By Robert Link, 10 years 25 weeks ago.

From the text: "...copying information actually multiplies the available resources, not only by making a new physical copy but by spreading the idea and therefore permitting others to use and enjoy it. The result is that rather than a tragedy, an information commons is a “comedy” in which everyone benefits. The notion that information will be depleted by overuse simply ignores basic economics...It is not that free riding won’t occur with information goods; to the contrary, it is ubiquitous. Everyone can use E=mc2, the words of Shakespeare, or the idea of the tragedy of the commons without compensating their creators."

How to manage communication within your company: the end of the email nightmare

By mdangeard, 10 years 40 weeks ago.

I recently received a message from somebody who had declared "email bankruptcy": basically his email inbox was getting so big, and he was falling so far behind, that he gave up on trying to manage the information overflow, and decided to open a new email account to start fresh. He was informing his friends that anything that had not been answered would not be, and whoever had important business to deal with could contact him at the new email address. He was not the first and I see more and more of this happening.

New Territories - New Currencies

By mdangeard, 10 years 43 weeks ago.

I discussed in a previous post presenting Xavier Comtesse work on the matter how New Territories are emerging as a result of the disconnection between the business layer and geographical limits as defined by nations or other governmental entities.

Related to this trend, it is interesting to see now more and more projects around the concept of virtual currencies.

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