Unit for Membership Based Organisations (UMBO)
The Unit is a research based focal point in the School of Management dealing with problems of management and organisational development within the co-operative and mutual and social economy sectors. The Unit has a special focus on Co-operative Management and Organisational Development. The Unit also retains a research interest in the following closely related areas of academic research which often provide important contexts for Co-operative Organisational Development, namely, the market economy, the labour market, the domestic economy, the trade union movement and the application of Catholic Social Teaching, Theology and Comparative Religious Dialogue in these areas.
On the basis of our ongoing research programme a number of reports, papers and books on these subjects have been published. See Research & Publications for a statement of the foundational research and current research programmes and a full listing of publications.
The Unit has also pioneered and continues to conduct research into the development of teaching and learning strategies and materials for co-operative management using various forms of delivery. See our programmes page for details.
Since our establishment we have conducted, presentations, seminars, workshops, short courses and research in the following countries: Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic (for the World Council of Credit Unions) Ethiopia, Finland, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, India, (for the International Co-operative Alliance), Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mongolia (for the UN), Namibia, Nepal, for the Asian Confederation of Credit Unions) Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Philippines, (for the International Co-operative Alliance) Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, (for the ILO) Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States (for the UN), Uganda, Uruguay and Vietnam.
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Contact Dr Peter Davis at UMBO at the School of Management via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone on +44 (0) 116 252 5517.