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  • 1. www.ehu.es/basterretxeaImanol BasterretxeaUniversity of the Basque Country, Spainwww.ehu.es/basterretxeaResearch on cooperatives.Reflections on research motivations, methodologyand publishing approaches.Universit de Limoges.Ecole doctorale "Socits et Organisations"Limoges, France, 26 Janvier 2012

2. www.ehu.es/basterretxeaResearching on cooperatives1 ) What is Social Economy? too many theoretical approaches related to theSocial Economy concept.2) Some possible risks of researchers on cooperatives: Being too passionate and lack of objectivity. Methodological difficulties in quantitative studies: Relatively small population Extremely small population when the study is limited to one single industry Very large response rate needed Scientific curiosity is not enough. We dont pay our research out of our pocket. Scarcity of journals to communicate your findings.3) In what conferences and meetings should I present my papers?4) Publish or perish. Selecting a journal to submit my work on cooperatives. ISI (Thomson Reuters) journals, a very difficult but possible task. Specialized Journals.5) Comparative research and publication approach on cooperatives vs capitalfirms: an intelligent and synergic move.6) Some examples of research on cooperatives.7) Open Discussion 3. www.ehu.es/basterretxea1) What is Social Economy? too manytheoretical approaches related to the SocialEconomy concept. Is there really a shared core identity, or isSocial Economy out of focus?CHAPTER 3IDENTIFICATION OF THE ACTORS OR GROUPS INCLUDED IN THE SOCIAL ECONOMY CONCEPT3. Identification of the actors or groups included in the Social Economy concept3.1. A definition of the Social Economy that fits in with the national accounts systems3.2. The market or business sub-sector of the Social EconomyA. Co-operativesB. Mutual societiesC. Social economy business groupsD. Other social economy companies (social enterprises, sociedadeslaborales,)E. Non-profit institutions serving social economy entities3.3. The non-market sub-sector of the Social EconomyNon-profit institutions serving households (NPISH),3.4. The Social Economy: pluralism and shared core identity 4. www.ehu.es/basterretxea Papers on NGO management Papers on non-profit organiztions Papers on public policies 5. www.ehu.es/basterretxea1) What is Social Economy? too manytheoretical approaches related to the SocialEconomy concept. Pluralism of concepts Pluralism of science fields Pluralism of methodologies 6. www.ehu.es/basterretxeaFocus oncooperatives 7. www.ehu.es/basterretxea2) Some possible risks ofresearchers on cooperatives: Being too passionate and lack ofobjectivity. Added problem 1: lack of distance (Many times, managersand cooperative founders, or employees as authors) Added problem 2: preference for qualitative research,interviews with managers, internal documents andpublications, interested information given. 8. www.ehu.es/basterretxea2) Some possible risks ofresearchers on cooperatives: Being too passionate and lack of objectivity. Sometimes, facts running counter to theories andwishful thinking Halo effect (sometimes positive, sometimes negative) 9. www.ehu.es/basterretxea2) Some possible risks ofresearchers on cooperatives: Methodological difficulties in quantitative studies: Relatively small population Extremely small population when thestudy is limited to one single industry Very large response rate needed Even more difficult when two respondents per firm are needed,or when a longitudinal approach (several waves of collection) isnecessary. 10. www.ehu.es/basterretxeaScientific curiosity isimportant,We love solving problems, we arecurious about how things work,about non ordinary things (andcooperatives are not as otherordinary firms), but curiosity is notenough. 11. www.ehu.es/basterretxeaWe dont pay our research outof our pocket. We do science in serve of society Money is spent in research, but if research is notcommunicated, is useless, is wasted. Research is a dialogue and a collective endeavor.We build on and use each others work and for thisto be possible our research must be available forothers 12. www.ehu.es/basterretxeaJournals on CooperativesScarcity of journals tocommunicate yourfindings 13. www.ehu.es/basterretxea3) In what conferences and meetingsshould I present my papers?The next one, in 2013. 14. www.ehu.es/basterretxea4) Publish or perish. Selecting a journalto submit my work on cooperatives. 15. www.ehu.es/basterretxea4) Publish or perish. Selecting a journalto submit my work on cooperativism. Who my audience should be? Which journal fits my audience? Aims and Scope of Journal Field (cooperatives, SE) vs General Journals Has this Journal already published papers on this Topic? Style of Journal Quantitative vs Qualitative Theory vs Empirical vs Applied Level of significance of the work we have done? (novelty, results,)and level of the Journal If you are not getting rejected, you are aimed too low Donald Siegel(Editor JTT, Assoc Ed, JBV)http://www.google.es/imgres?imgurl=http://francisthemulenews.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/dibujo11mar2008elnaschie.png&imgrefurl=http://francisthemulenews.wordpress.com/2008/03/page/2/&usg=__lYk8wJmZ5WbNHQh3U0FXg4Jq6jM=&h=755&w=470&sz=32&hl=es&start=4&zoom=1&tbnid=0XO90X96qhS4zM:&tbnh=142&tbnw=88&ei=wkToTrH4M4P-8QPcxfj9CQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dbottleneck%2Beffect%2Bisi%2Bjournals%26hl%3Des%26gbv%3D2%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1 16. www.ehu.es/basterretxea4) Publish or perish. Selecting a journal tosubmit my work on cooperativism.- Growing importance of whereyou publish and not just whatyou publish- Impact factors and citations 17. www.ehu.es/basterretxea4) Publish or perish. Selecting a journal tosubmit my work on cooperativism. Increasing demands to publish to get a job and to be promoted Professeur dUniversit. (4 JCR) Matre de Confrence Attache Temporaire dEnseignement et de Recherche Tutoring Phd thesis (2 JCR) Allocation of funds, grants and Research Projects fromgovernment and other funding agencies to University Allocation of resources within a University Rankings of Universities.Prestige and reputation, positive effectson the inflow of students 18. www.ehu.es/basterretxeaAgence dvaluation de la recherche etde lenseignement suprieur 19. www.ehu.es/basterretxeaISI (Thomson Reuters) journals, a very difficult butpossible task 20. www.ehu.es/basterretxeaGLOBAL RESEARCH COMMUNITYUSES WEB OF SCIENCEAsia-Pacific770institutions18countriesEurope,MiddleEast andAfrica3.656institutions51countries269institutions11countriesLatinAmerica967institutions2countriesNorthAmerica 5.662 Research institutions 82 countriesSource: Philip Purnell (2011): Thomson Reuters Research in View. euroCRIS symposiumBrussels. September 2011. 21. www.ehu.es/basterretxeaRESEARCH EVALUATORSUSE WEB OF SCIENCE DATAGermany: Max Planck Society, DFG, IFQFrance: Ministry of Research, OST - Paris, CNRSAustria: University of ViennaUnited Kingdom: Kings College London; HEFCERussia: Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)European Union: ECs DGXII(Research Directorate)US: NSF: biennial Science & Engineering Indicators report (since 1974)Peoples Republic of China: Chinese Academy of ScienceJapan: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Economy, Trade & IndustryCanada: NSERC, FRSQ (Quebec), Alberta Research CouncilAustralian Academy of Science, CSIROUniversity rankings agenciesSource: Philip Purnell (2011): Thomson Reuters Research in View.euroCRIS symposium Brussels. September 2011. 22. www.ehu.es/basterretxeaProblems: Few European Journals in the Web of Science(ex. Only 25 French journals in SSCI in 2011) 23. www.ehu.es/basterretxeaProblems: Zero journals on cooperatives in SSCI in 2011 24. www.ehu.es/basterretxeahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/lotzman/3595748169- Can we use the same filter for allresearch fields in social sciences?- Is the ISI filter valid for researcherson cooperatives? 25. www.ehu.es/basterretxea4) Publish or perish. Selecting a journalto submit my work on cooperativism.ISI (Thomson Reuters) journals, a very difficult butpossible taskOther journals publishing on cooperatives, employee participation, Mondragon.:- AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGYIST,- BRITISH JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE- CRITIQUE OF ANTHROPOLOGY- SOCIOLOGICAL FORUM- JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES 26. www.ehu.es/basterretxeaSource: Thiel, V. (2011): SciVal: Input, Output and Outcomes, IREG Forum: National University Rankings on the Rise Bratislava, October 11th2011Competitor total: 11,180 Scopus total:18,241UniqueComp titles:1,176(6%)Unique Scopustitles:8,237(42%)Joint titles:10,004(52%)Scopus Subject Area penetration(Scopus and competitor versus Scopus only)Number of active journals(Scopus versus Competitor)100%Total Scopus journals24%34%27%15%Life SciencesPhysical SciencesSocial SciencesHealth SciencesScopus onlyScopus and Competitor4) Publish or perish. Selecting a journal tosubmit my work on cooperativism.SCOPUS Journals 27. www.ehu.es/basterretxea533619868721898061390251Bigger presence of European JournalsSource: Edward Wedel-Larsen (2008): SCOPUS, http://biblioteca.uv.es/intranet/formacio_usuaris/scopus/scopus.ppt 28. www.ehu.es/basterretxeaExample 2008: More presence of Journals from France,Italy and Spain.Number of sources indexed by Scopus compared to Thomson Journal Citation Reports050100150200250300France Italy SpainJCR TOTALScopusCompared to the JCR, Scopus covers on average 124% more journalsfor the Big 5 European nations.Source: Edward Wedel-Larsen (2008): SCOPUS, http://biblioteca.uv.es/intranet/formacio_usuaris/scopus/scopus.ppt 29. www.ehu.es/basterretxea4) Publish or perish. Selecting a journalto submit my work on cooperativism.SCOPUS Journals and Book Series on Cooperativismhttp://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1370-4788http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/books/series.htm?id=0885-3339In SCOPUS since 2011.http://www.ucm.es/info/revesco/Valued in F