The history and current problems of the Co-operative Group and the wider Co-operative Movement in the United Kingdom provides an excellent case study to illustrate the principles behind our Five Golden Rules of good corporate governance. This is written from a perspective of first hand knowledge and large scale primary research on a national scale.
In this in-depth article we look at:
The history of the Co-operative Movement in Britain
How a very focused service set up on a mutualised basis in the industrialising north of England in the early 19th century evolved into one of the biggest organisations in the UK in the early part of the 20th century.
Co-operative Group’s position in the market today
How co-operatives then progressively lost out to new…