About the Author (1992)

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This document has been made available in electronic format
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October, 1992
(Source: Co-operative Values in a Changing World (1992)


                       About the Author
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Sven Ake Book has been working with the Co-operative
Movement since his early university days, first with Folksam and 
then with Kooperative Forbundet in Sweden. From 1975 to
1989, he worked as Director of the Swedish Cooperative Institute.
He was also chief editor of the `Co-operator' from 1978 to 1982.

A former member of the Swedish Co-operative Advisory Board,
Mr. Book is currently a member of the Swedish Council of
Research and Chairman of the Swedish Society for Co-operative
Studies.

Sven Ake Book's contribution to the ICA dates back to 1970. 
Among other activities, he has been an official member of the
ICA Working Party on Co-operative Research, Planning and 
Development since 1984, first as Secretary and then as Chairman.

The author's recent publications include "The Swedish Co-operative
Movement - Past, Present and Future" (1988, together with T. 
Johansson), "Economic Democracy, Wage Earner's Funds and 
Co-operative Activities" (1990, in Swedish only) and 
"Swedish Co-operative Research before the 90s" (1990, in 
Swedish only).