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Mutual economy contributes more to Australia’s GDP than mining, construction or manufacturing

Mutual economy contributes more to Australia’s GDP than mining, construction or manufacturing

By on November 10, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

NME Report 2017 shows the contribution of co-operative and mutual enterprises (CMEs) is 8.3% of Australia’s GDP Australia has more than 2,100 active CMEs with more than 29 million members $140 billion in total value-add with 76 cents of every dollar reinvested in local communities Turnover of Top 100 CMEs grows by 6.6% a year, […]




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Measuring the value created by Australia’s Cooperatives and Mutuals

Measuring the value created by Australia’s Cooperatives and Mutuals

By on November 10, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Monash Business School researchers are partnering with some of country’s best-known cooperative and mutual enterprises (CMEs) to create a consistent way to measure the sector’s total social and economic value. Monash Business School’s Department of Accounting is partnering with the Business Council of Mutuals and Cooperatives (BCCM) to create an industry framework that individual cooperatives and mutual enterprises (CMEs) […]




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2017 CME Database launched

2017 CME Database launched

By on November 1, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

The latest research on Co-operative and Mutual Enterprises (CMEs) in Australia has uncovered hundreds more CMEs at work in the Australian economy. The full list of CMEs uncovered has been uploaded to an open access database, made available by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation. Check it out. You can also watch lead researcher Professor […]




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Measuring Success to Enable Development as a Mutual or a Cooperative

Measuring Success to Enable Development as a Mutual or a Cooperative

By on December 12, 2014 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

There are two ways of measuring success that CMEs (cooperative and mutual enterprises) need to be paying attention to, and they’re quite different. Firstly, success as a business. This is comparatively easy to measure as many of the standard business metrics are also relevant to CMEs and can be applied with ease. Secondly, success as […]




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