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Commonwealth Association for Local Action and Economic Development (COMMACT) papers

This sub-series consists of 5 files:

  • Constitution, general assembly and miscellaneous papers of COMMACT, 1988-1999
  • Third Working for Common Wealth Conference presentations, Malaysia, April 1992
  • European COMMACT conferences and symposium, 1992-1993
  • Fourth Working for Common Wealth Conference presentations, Northern Ireland, September 1996
  • Conference, general assembly and work programme papers of COMMACT, 1996-2005

COMMACT (Commonwealth Association for Local Action and Economic Development) was established in 1990 by practitioners of local development organisations, alternative trading organisations and related institutions as a forum for exchange of experience and promote activity in the area of social and economic development at local level. The registered business address was Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and membership was open to individuals and organisations in the field of people-centred development.

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

Legal Structures Working Party correspondence and general legal structures information

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

  • Articles and reports on legal aspects of community enterprise
  • Community business structures
  • East Middlesbrough community venture
  • Niddrie community shop
  • Dundee community business
  • Law reform (Scotland) act 1990
  • Correspondence regarding the Legal Structures Working Party of Community Business Scotland Ltd
  • ICOM (Industrial Common Ownership Movement Limited) factsheets and leafletsregarding legal structures, 1990-1991
  • ICOM guide, 'In good company: incorporating a voluntary organisation - the options'
  • ICOM survey, 'Model rules of co-operatives', 1993
  • Community Business Scotland draft model memorandum and articles of association, December 1999

Industrial co-operatives related articles, reports and publications

This sub-series consists of 2 files:

  • Industrial co-operatives related articles, reports and publications, 1973-1979
  • Scottish Co-operative Development Committee (SCDC) course articles, c1994

An industrial co-operative is an enterprise owned and controlled by the people who work in it. The members of the co-operative decide between themselves in a democratic way what to do and how to organise the work.

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
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