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2011 - SASE Annual Conference Words: 149 words || 
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1. Barreto, Thomas. "The Co-op Firm : Beyond Mainstream Reductionism" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SASE Annual Conference, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain, Madrid, Spain, <Not Available>. 2019-09-16 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p514932_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: This work focuses on theoretical approaches to labor-managed firms. First, mainstream contributions to the understanding of co-op firms are reviewed. Neo-classical and neo-institutional perspectives in this field are discussed. The heart of the text is devoted to the development of an institutional and heterodox approach to labor-managed firms. To do so, Albert Hirschman’s, Amartya Sen’s, and the French “économie des conventions” ‘contributions are used; political philosophy texts are mobilized as well (Ricoeur, Berlin). This thought process implies to take into account the complexity of human behavior as well as the reflexive capabilities of individuals (meta-preferences concept), which obviously affects the analysis of the labor-managed firm. We then characterize the latter as an economic and politic organization which allows the expression of a collective reflexivity regarding goals, rules and values. The labor-managed firm is understood as an organization in which individuals create together the institutional frame that supports their coordination.

2013 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: 11539 words || 
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2. Burk, Derek. "Organizational Form as Frame in Emergent Fields: The New Wave Food Co-op Movement" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton New York and Sheraton New York, New York, NY, Aug 09, 2013 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2019-09-16 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p652316_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: The growing dialogue between social movements and organizations research has contributed to growing interest in the dynamics of social movement organizations. Increasingly, this interdisciplinary research has attended to variation in organizational forms, investigating both the causes of such variation and its consequences. This paper combines insights from the theory of strategic action fields with conceptualizations of organizational forms as frames to develop a new framework for analyzing the selection and institutionalization of organizational forms in social movement fields. It then applies this framework to explain variation in organizational form across three cities in which the new wave food co-op movement of the 1970s was especially strong.

2017 - AEJMC Pages: unavailable || Words: 6954 words || 
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3. Holody, Kyle. and Tarabek, Sommersill. "Co-op Mode: Players’ Parasocial Interactions with Video Game Characters" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the AEJMC, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL, Aug 09, 2017 Online <PDF>. 2019-09-16 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1282188_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: The present study examined parasocial interaction (PI) and parasocial relationships (PR) within the scope of 2011 high-narrative video game The Last of Us. While previous research on PI and PR focused heavily on celebrities and television content, this study expounded on the limited literature concerning players' cognitive and attitudinal responses to video games. A survey was utilized to examine effects of the game and related variables, such as players' aggression, transportation, empathy, and morality. Results were compared to an experimental pilot test and suggest that players experience different interactions with in-game characters and that these interactions are related to different cognitive and emotional responses the players have to the game. The results also justify the need for further research into what influences players' PIs, aggression, and other game effects, and indicate the effects video game players feel while playing are much more complicated and may last longer than currently understood.

2009 - 5th National Small Farm Conference Words: 352 words || 
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4. Pehrson, Peter. "Schoharie Co-op Cannery" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 5th National Small Farm Conference, Hilton Springfield Hotel and Prairie Capitol Convention Center, Springfield, Illinois, Sep 15, 2009 <Not Available>. 2019-09-16 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p382485_index.html>
Publication Type: Poster Presentation
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Schoharie Co-op Cannery is a new community endeavor in upstate New York, 40 miles west of Albany, which will serve large-scale local commercial fruit and vegetable farmers, as well as small-scale home gardeners. This effort supports area sustainable agriculture and helps ensure the future of small, family farms by providing infrastructure that results in:
--- shelf-stable food (in metal cans or glass jars) for consumption beyond the growing season
--- increased access by under-served farmers to previously unreachable value-added markets
--- less reliance on anonymous, centralized industrial food sources, and the potential for toxic results such sources engender
--- a distribution system for off-season goods that doesnʼt rely on roadside farm stands
--- promotion of multi-crop systems instead of mono-cultures, resulting in harvests over several seasons, instead of one
--- use of a larger percentage of crops previously considered “undesirable” when commercial consistency standards for appearance, size, or condition arenʼt met
--- a self-exemplifying model of positive food policy at regional and area levels
--- new jobs (50 full-time and part-time projected at the end of three years)
As Schoharie farmer Bob Comis asserts, “The Schoharie Co-op Cannery is not a capricious marketing gimmick, it is not a bit of foodie culture fluff, it is not a scramble to capitalize on a socio-economically exclusive fad, it is a foundation stone, set firm upon the ground, exactly the type of foundation stone on which durable local-regional
farm and food systems are built.” (From www.stonybrookfarm.wordpresss.com/2009/01/19.)
For this presentation at the 5th National Small Farms Conference, our goals include:
--- sharing our ideas with others to gain critical insight and balance
--- understanding a variety of agricultural needs relating to canning
--- demonstrating that self-reliance is not only desireable at a community level, itʼs possible by examining the experiences of the Cannery
To accomplish these Conference goals, we will:
--- present a graphic organizational representation of timelines, milestones, goals, and results
--- convey the nature of successful community collaboration through testimonials and personal stories
--- educate and involve our Conference audience through the use of hand-outs and brochures
--- gauge Conference audience interest through a simple questionnaire with an option to remain in touch post-Conference
--- highlight the Conference on the Cannery website (www.schohariecannery.org)

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