3 Dec 18
The Cooperative Conversion Option
With the support of the Atkinson Foundation, Meg Ronson and I published a new paper called The Co-operative Opportunity: A Strategy for Small Business Succession in Ontario this fall. Our research pursued signs of massive generational change in this sector. As the Baby Boom’s small business owners retire, they have many options to consider. There is no easy way to balance their own interests with the interests of their workers, customers and others. We wanted to examine the consequences of this change as well as related issues and tensions.