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date: 18 October 2019

(p. xv) Abbreviations

(p. xv) Abbreviations

ACI

Alleanza delle Cooperative Italiane

AEA

American Economic Association

AGICES

National Fair Trade Network (Italy)

ALMO

Arms-length Management Organization

AMICE

Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe

ANAP

National Association of Small Farmers (Cuba)

APF

Alaska Permanent Fund

APR

Asociaciones de Aqua Potable Rural

BBSO

Broad-based stock ownership

Bencoms

Community benefit societies

BERR

Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

BSA

Building Societies Association

BVR

Bundesverband der Deutschen Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken

CCEDNET

Canadian Community of Economic Development Network

CEPS

Centre for European Policy Studies

CFL

Center for Family Life

CGSCOP

Confédération générale des sociétés coopératives et participatives

CGT

Capital Gains Tax

CHCA

Co-operative Home Care Associates

CHHA

Certified Home Health Agencies

CIAP

Installation in Farming Initiative

CIC

Community Interest Company

CICOPA

Comité International des Coopératives de Production et de Services Industrielles et Artisanales

Cogeca

General Committee for Agricultural Co-operation in the EU

Copa

Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations

CPA

Agricultural Production Cooperative

CRM

Consumer relationship marketing

Corporate social responsibility

CSS

Social Solidarity Co-operative

CUCI

Cincinatti Union Co-op Initiative

CUMA

Coopératives d’Utilisation du Matériel Agricole

CUNA

Credit Union National Association

CWS

Co-operative Wholesale Society

DAWI

Democracy at Work Initiative

DAWN

Democracy at Work Network

DC

Defined contribution

DFE

Direct filing entity

DFID

Department for Foreign and International Development

DG

Deutsche Genossenschaftsbank

DZ

Deutsche Zentral Genossenschaftsbank

EACB

European Association of Co-operative Banks

EBITDA

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization

ECB

European Central Bank

EEG

Renewable Energy Sources Act (Germany)

EFES

European Federation of Employee Share Ownership

EMT

Executive Management Team

ERISA

Employee Retirement Income Security Act (USA)

ERT

Worker-Recuperated Enterprises (Argentina)

ESOP

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

ESOT

Employee Stock Ownership Trust

Euricse

European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises

EWOC

Eligible Worker Owned Co-operative

FAA

Argentine Agrarian Federation

FIT

Feed-in tariff

FNCUMA

National CUMA Federation

FPP

Floor price protection

FSC

Farmers’ Specialized Co-operatives

GAO

General Accountability Office

GenG

German Cooperative Societies Act

GIC

General Interest Co-operative

GmbH

Bund Deutscher Konsumgenossenschaften

Groupement National de la Coopération

GSS

General Social Survey

HCRS

Household Contract Responsibility System

HPWS

High Performance Work Systems

ICA

International Co-operative Alliance

ICMIF

International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation

IFAT

International Federation for Alternative Trade

ILO

International Labour Organization

INAES

National Institute of the Social Economy (Argentina)

Insee

Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques

ISTAT

National Institute for Statistics

IOB

Investor-Owned Business

IOF

Investor-Owned Firm

IPO

Initial public offering

IRIS

Impact reporting and investment standards

IRS

Internal Revenue Service

JAC

Jeunesse Agricole Catholique

KAGB

Capital Investment Act

L3C

Low-Profit Limited Liability Company

LE

Leveraged ESOP

LHCSA

Licensed Home Care Services Agencies

LV

Locked value

MCC

Mondragόn Cooperative Corporation

MEC

Mountain Equipment Co-operative

MGC

Mondragόn Corporate Management Model

MOB

Member-Owned Business

NBER

National Bureau of Economic Research

NCEO

National Center for Employee Ownership

NEA

National Electrification Administration

NGO

Non-governmental organization

NIE

New institutional economics

NLE

Non-leveraged ESOP

NRWA

National Rural Water Association

NSTAC

Northern Saskatchewan Trappers Association Co-operative

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OMOV

One member one vote

OV

Open value

P&G

Procter & Gamble

PA

Projet Arganier

PHI

Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute

QUEST

Qualifying Employee Share Trust

RBH

Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

REI

Recreational Equipment Inc.

RENETA

Réseau National des Espaces Tests Agricoles

ROE

Return on equity

SAR

Stock appreciation right

SAYE

Save as you earn

SCIC

Société coopérative d’intèret collectif

SHV

Shareholder Value

SICAE

Sociétés d’intérêt collectif agricole d’electricité

SIP

Share Incentive Plan

SMART

Simple, measurable, appropriate, realistic, and timely

SME

Small and medium-sized businesses

SOAS

School of Oriental and African Studies

SOE

State-Owned Enterprise

SPP

Simbolo de Requenos Productores

STV

Stakeholder Value

SUERF

The European Money and Finance Forum

SWIFT

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication

TEOCO

The Employee-Owned Company

UBI

Universal basic income

UBPC

Basic Units of Co-operative Production

UCIRI

Union of Indigenous Communities of the Isthmus Region (Mexico)

USFWC

US Federation of Worker Co-operatives

WFTO

World Fair Trade Organization

WOCCO

World Council of Credit Unions

WTO

World Trade Organization