Large cooperatives: Digitalization, participation and democracy

01 Dec 2022
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This extract from the 2022 World Cooperative Monitor is a focus feature on digitalization and large cooperatives produced in collaboration with the International Cooperative Entrepreneurship Think Tank (ICETT). After the research on the impact of Covid-19 in the last two editions of the WCM report, the team sought to investigate the changes the pandemic prompted in the use of digital tools, in particular as pertains to member engagement and the specificities of the cooperative identity. The results, found in the dedicated chapter, discuss the level of usage of these tools as well as the strengths and weaknesses of moving towards increased digitalization. We would like to thank all those organisations that responded to the survey and participated in the research.