100 Researchers from 21 Countries

IFU | BLI, September 25th, 2016

During three days in Lucerne, over 1,000 participants devoted themselves to questions about the cooperative movement. Our Institute looks back on a successful meeting and acknowledges the large number of contributions.


«The Route is Determined by the Cooperative Members»

IFU | BLI, September 10th, 2016

The Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) published a leaflet on the subject of cooperatives in their sunday paper on September 4, 2016. In an interview, Franco Taisch speaks about the image of cooperatives, the benefits and the future prospects of cooperative business models.

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ICCS 2016 – «Identity and Growth»

IFU | BLI, August 22nd, 2016

Testimonial of Prof. Dr. Franco Taisch, President of the Steering Committee of the ICCS 2016, Chairman of the IFU | BLI Institute at the University of Lucerne and Delegate of the Board of IG Cooperatives Organisation.

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«Cooperatives have an inbuilt Innovation Motor»

IFU | BLI, August 5th, 2016

In a series of interviews by the General Building Cooperative Zurich (Allgemeine Baugenossenschaft Zürich, ABZ) executives have held talks with experts from the real estate industry, the cooperative movement, politics and science. As from June 2016, ABZ publishes one of the six interviews on its website monthly. In the third part of the series Franco Taisch speaks with Hans Rupp, CEO of ABZ.

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Finanz und Wirtschaft: Verwaltungsratsranking 2016

IFU | BLI, July 6th, 2016

The magazine Finanz und Wirtschaft presents its annual ranking of Swiss advisory boards. Overall, the bodies are in good shape, but have fewer and fewer opportunities to answer strategic key questions. Franco Taisch notes that the entrepreneurial leeway has decreased, making it difficult to recruit qualified management boards.