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Record #162340:

Cooperative societies in Greenland - what went wrong? / Angmalortoq Olsen.

Title: Cooperative societies in Greenland - what went wrong? / Angmalortoq Olsen.
Author(s): Olsen, Angmalortoq.
Date: 2001.
Publisher: Nuuk: Inussuk
In: Participatory ownership and management in Greenland and other Arctic regions - Proceedings from a network seminar in Ilulissat. (2001.),
Abstract: Author managed Sipeneq producers' and suppliers' cooperative in Sisimiut for 18 years. It was limited liability company which closed in 1991. Article describes how Greenland's retail "Brugsen" cooperatives were supported by Danish societies, with motives both helpful and market making, while producer cooperatives had slower start and severe lack of skills and capital. Company legislation did not distinguish between types. National Council did provide subsidies and loans, but both capital and running costs were several times European. Uni-price, politically set, was destructive to cooperative production units, as to private enterprise. "Sipeneq" = Sisimiut hunters. It started by renting factory originally set up in inferior position by Royal Greenland (RG) power play. Aim was to sell reindeer in Denmark via RG. Sales were poor because of vet regulations. RG withdrew, promising to provide management help to independent cooperative, but this failed. Author came in in 1973 and overcame huge handicaps to get company running, which it did for some years, improving meat and adding reindeer skins, seal, walrus, whale and sea birds. Netting black halibut eventually killed off stock in lost nets snagged on sea bottom. Chief handicaps thereafter were cyclicity of quarry and workers' competition with their own company at street stalls!.
Notes:

In: Participatory ownership and management in Greenland and other Arctic regions - Proceedings from a network seminar in Ilulissat / Gorm Winther, ed.

Keywords: 33 -- Economics.
334.1 -- Cooperatives.
639 -- Hunting, fishing and associated activities.
K -- Economics and economic development.
(*3) -- Arctic regions.
(*38) -- Greenland.
SPRI record no.: 162340

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