Principles and values associated with the SSE played an important role in the early production and use of ICT. What began with the ‘free software movement’ which promoted the development of operating systems and applications for computers, servers and smartphones based on collaboration, openness, and control by users, has grown into a variety of organizations that offer products and services. At the same time, the ICT industry has consolidated and is now dominated by a few large ICT companies of commercial private sector orientation. This book chapter narrates the emergence of ICT and its impact on the economy and describes the role of SSE organisations (SSEOs) in developing and producing ICT. It further discusses how SSE organizations respond to trends associated with ICT by using and operating technologies in line with their principles and values. The book chapter closes with an examination of the challenges and opportunities of SSEOs in the face of recent ICT-related trends.

Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Social Development: Recover better from the Covid 19 Pandemic”
Joint workshop by UNDESA and ICA, June 2021, Presentation by Raymond Saner titled: Cooperatives for Economic and Social Development

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Raymond Saner, Lichia Yiu & Melanie Nguyen (2019) PLATFORM COOPERATIVES:

THE SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY AND THE FUTURE OF WORK: A Preliminary Assessment of Platform Capitalism and Platform Cooperativism and their Effects on Workers’ Satisfaction

Paper and Presentation given during the UNTFSSE Conference: “Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?”, held on 25-26 June 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

This paper focuses on the options that are available for older persons and their respective society to rethink housing and urban planning to better fit the needs and aspirations of older people. In addition, the paper also addresses the psycho-social challenges that older people and their environment face as they advance with age and need to cope with losses such as finding new ways to make friends and acquaintances to avoid isolation and unhappiness.

The Sinergie - Sima XXIX Annual Conference was held at the University of Napoli Federico II in Italy on 15-16 June 2017. The theme of the annual conference was Value co-creation: management challenges for business and society. The CSEND team made a presentation and wrote a paper that focused on the developmental challenges of cooperatives.

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