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John Pearce papers (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)
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Constitution, general assembly and miscellaneous papers of COMMACT

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Meeting paper, 'A proposal for a pilot Commonwealth Exchange Programme “an Investment in People” (Zimbabwe, Scotland, Australia)'
  • Constitution of the Commonwealth Association for Local Action and Economic Development (COMMACT), one copy not dated and one version revised 1999
  • Proposal for Local Development Practitioners Association
  • Typescript and handwritten notes on programme for workshop on development of small and medium scale enterprise & projects
  • Leaflets on COMMACT vision and actions
  • Proposed Constitution of the International Association of Local Development Practitioners
  • Paper presented at the International commonwealth conference on Local Economic Development, Goa, 21-28 September 1988, 'Local Employment Initiatives, Grameen Bank’s Experience', by Mohammed Emdadul Haque
  • Introduction to COMMACT with photocopies of extracts from 'CB News': 'Think Global – Act Local' by Ingrid Salomonsen; 'Working for Common Wealth' by John Pearce

Third Working for Common Wealth Conference presentations, April 1992, Malaysia

This file contains 2 folders:

  • Keynote speech, 'Global Issues and Local Action – A Perspective' , 20 April 1992, by Ezra Mbogori, Director, Undugu Society, Nairobi, Kenya (folder 1)
  • Papers delivered at conference talks and workshops by speakers from Malaysia, Southern Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom, Netherlands and USA (folders 1 and 2)
  • Colour photograph of delegates attending the conference (folder 2)
  • Leaflet for the Malaysian Association for the Blind (folder 2)

The third COMMACT conference was held at Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia from 19 to 25 April 1992.

European COMMACT conferences and symposium

This file contains 1 folder:

  • One paper presented by Dr Karl Birkhölzer, Technical University of Berlin, at the meeting on 'Regional labour markets and labour market policies in the New Länder' held in Dresden
  • Two papers presented at the International symposium 'Local Economy' in Technical University of Berlin on 18 November 1992
  • Three papers presented at the COMMACT Europe Conference 1993 in Durham from 17-19 September 1993

Industrial co-operatives related articles, reports and publications

This file contains 2 folders of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Worker co-operation
  • Co-operatives in UK, Ireland, France
  • Government assistance
  • Sunderlandia (Builders) Ltd
  • Mondragon co-operatives
  • Tax
  • Local enterprise trust for Swindon
  • Liverpool University Settlement industrial development project
  • Industrial common ownership movement (ICOM)
  • 'Industrial relations review and report', no. 101, April 1975
  • Co-operative economy
  • Ferguslie Community Workshop
  • Unit 58 Print Services Ltd
  • Financial management
  • Co-operative Development Agency bill
  • 'Public Enterprise', no. 16, April 1979

Scottish Co-operative Development Committee (SCDC) course articles

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Photocopies of articles and reports, spanning 1981-1994, for a course by the Scottish Co-operatives Development Committee with indexed sections: background information on community enterprise; case studies of co-operative and community initiatives; community futures workshops; legal structures; setting up a community business; social audit; bibliography

Community and social enterprise related articles, reports and publications

This sub-series consists of 8 files:

  • Community and social enterprise related articles, reports and publications, 1980s and undated
  • Community and social enterprise related articles, reports and publications, 1991 to 1992
  • Community and social enterprise related articles, reports and publications, 1993 to 1994
  • Community and social enterprise related articles, reports and publications, 1995 to 1996
  • Community and social enterprise related articles, reports and publications, 1997 to 1999
  • Community and social enterprise related articles, reports and publications, 2000 to 2001
  • Community and social enterprise related articles, reports and publications, 2002 to 2004
  • Community and social enterprise related articles, reports and publications, 2005 to 2010

Community and social enterprise related articles, reports and publications, 1991 to 1992

This file contains 1 folder of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Community development and social economy
  • Introduction to the International symposium 'Local Economy', Technical University of Berlin, 18 November 1992
  • Quality assurance and improvement
  • Housing Trust
  • Basic Income Research Group (BIRG) briefing notes
  • Community business
  • Draft chapter of publication 'reflections on community enterprise and community business in Britain'
  • Review by John Pearce, 'Community co-operative activity in the UK'
  • CBS Network discussion papers
  • Illustrations representing the community enterprise continuum
  • Comic illustrating 'The five stages in setting up a successful community business'
  • Workers co-operatives and community enterprise
  • Mondragon co-operative group

Community and social enterprise related articles, reports and publications, 1993 to 1994

This file contains 2 folders of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Co-operatives in Sweden and Italy
  • Community and local economic development
  • Social capital
  • Speech by the Rt Hon John Smith QC MP to the ICOM-SCDC conference, Glasgow 20 November 1993
  • Community workshops and worksheets
  • Local ideas in action series notes
  • Shetland Community Enterprises
  • Papers by John Pearce, 'Community co-operatives: an alternative approach to "profit"'; 'Community enterprises in Scotland: acting locally'
  • Working group synopsis and handwritten notes from the working group on 'Key values and concepts of a new economy'
  • Work reintegration of the mentally disabled
  • Social auditing
  • Rural regeneration in Northern Ireland
  • Papers from the European congress, Dessau, 31 August - 4 September 1994

Community and social enterprise related articles, reports and publications, 1995 to 1996

This file contains 1 folder of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Proposal for a Co-operatives Act for the UK
  • Social enterprise and local development in UK, Italy and Sweden
  • Third sector development
  • Newspaper cuttings regarding community-run security firm in Paisley
  • Social co-operation
  • Community development
  • Legal structures
  • Project proposal and interim report for project 'Key values, concepts and structures of social enterprises in Western Europe'
  • United Kingdom Co-operative Council (UKCC) paper, 'Mutuality'
  • Local Exchange Trading Systems (LETS)
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