Sonja Novkovic is professor of Economics and Academic director of the International Centre for Co-operative Management at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada. Her research, teaching and writing evolves around comparative economic systems, co-operative and broader social solidarity economy, with particular focus on worker ownership, participation and economic democracy.

She is an Affiliated Researcher at the Institute Alphonse et Dorimène Desjardins International Institute, HEC Montréal . She contributes to UNRISD Sustainability Performance Indicators project bringing the cooperative economy perspective. Sonja is a collaborator on a four-year research project on humanistic co-operative governance funded by FWO – Belgium. Her co-edited volumes include Co-operatives and the World of Work (Routledge, 2019); Cooperativism and Local Development in Cuba: An agenda for Democratic Transformation (Brill, 2018); and Co-operatives in the Post Growth Era (Zed, 2014).

Novkovic is a member of the NCBA-CLUSA Council of Economists and she is the former Chair of the International Co-operative Alliance Research Committee (2013-2021).


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