Welcome to BICS
The Berlin Institute for Cooperative Studies (BICS) is an independent research organization that has been based at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since 1992. Its main aim is the study of coooperative organizations, which are member-based collective action organizations governed by democratic rule and the principle of user-ownership. The BICS is maintained by a number of academics that demonstrate a vivid interdisciplinary research interest in studying and finding solutions for a wide spectrum of problems relating to collaborative organizations. Academic members of the BICS research, lecture and share expertise on the topic.
Institut für Genossenschaftswesen an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin e.V.
Vereinsregister: VR 15291 B
Amtsgericht Charlottenburg, Amtsgerichtsplatz 1, 14057 Berlin
Prof. Dr. Markus Hanisch (Director)
Berlin Institute for Co-operative Studies
Telefon: +49 (0)30 2093 6500/ -6505
Telefax: +49 (0)30 2093 6501