Lou Hammond Ketilson

Fellow in Co-operative Management
Centre for the Study of Co-operatives

Adjunct Professor, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

101 Diefenbaker Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon  SK  S7N 5B8
Phone: (306) 966–5844
Fax: (306) 966–8517
Email: hammondk@edwards.usask.ca


Education
  • PhD, Saskatchewan
  • MBA, Saskatchewan
  • BA Honours, Saskatchewan
Lou has been with the Centre since 1985 and also holds an adjunct professorship in the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. Her research interests include management in co-operatives and other democratic organizations, community development, women in co-operatives, Aboriginal co-op development, and diversity on co-op boards and governance bodies. Lou served a five-year term as associate dean in the then College of Commerce (now Edwards School of Business) and then returned to the Centre as acting director of the Centre in July 2004. She assumed the formal directorship in April 2005, a position she held until December 2013. In January 2014, Lou passed the director’s wand to Murray Fulton. She retired in the fall of 2014 but remains active in both research and teaching at the Centre in her capacity as Fellow in Co-operative Management and as an adjunct professor at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.
Lou's publications include:
  • B. Anastase, S. Chambo, J. Jaffe, S. Javan, C. Hanson, G. Habiyameye, L. Hammond Ketilson, A. Mchopa, J. Mugisha, D. Namwanje, M. Nimusiima, B. Obaa, V. Rutaremara, and E. Towo, eds. 2017. Examining Success Factors for Sustainable Rural Development through the Integrated Co-operative Model (577pp.)

  • Lou Hammond Ketilson. 2017.Developing and Sustaining Communities: The Role of Co-operatives.” In The Oxford Handbook of Mutual, Co-operative, and Co-owned Business, ed. Jonathan Michie, Joseph Blasi, and Carlo Borzaga. Oxford University Press.

  • Lou Hammond Ketilson and Jessica Gordon Nembhard. 2015. Identifying the Appropriate Indicators to Measure the Impact of Credit Unions and Other Co-operatives on Their Communities. In Co-operatives for Sustainable Communities: Tools to Measure Co-operative Impact and Performance, ed. L. Brown, C. Carini, J. Gordon Nembhard, L. Hammond Ketilson, E. Hicks, J. McNamara, S. Novkovic, D. Rixon, and R. Simmons. Saskatoon and Ottawa: Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada.
  • Lou Hammond Ketilson, Jessica Gordon Nembhard, and Myrna Hewitt. 2015. Assessing the Impact of Credit Unions on Their Communities: A Pre-Test of Possible Indicators. In Co-operatives for Sustainable Communities: Tools to Measure Co-operative Impact and Performance, ed. L. Brown, C. Carini, J. Gordon Nembhard, L. Hammond Ketilson, E. Hicks, J. McNamara, S. Novkovic, D. Rixon, and R. Simmons. Saskatoon and Ottawa: Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada.
  • Lou Hammond Ketilson. 2015. “Understanding Co-operatives through Research.” Review of International Co-operation 101, no. 1.
  • Lou Hammond Ketilson and Marie-Paule Robichaud, eds. 2014. Co-operatives’ Power of Innovation: Texts Selected from the International Call for Papers. Quebec: Conseil québecois de la cooperation et de la mutualité.
  • Lou Hammond Ketilson, Jessica Gordon Nembhard, and P. Thomas. 2014. “Measuring the Impact of Credit Unions on Wealth Building in Communities: Identifying the Appropriate Indicators.” In Co-operatives’ Power of Innovation: Texts Selected from the International Call for Papers, ed. L. Hammond Ketilson and M.-P. Robichaud. Quebec: Conseil québecois de la cooperation et de la mutualité.
  • Lou Hammond Ketilson. 2014. “Partnering to Finance Enterprise Development within the Aboriginal Social Economy.” Canadian Public Policy 40, s. 1 (April): 39–49.
  • Lou Hammond Ketilson. 2014. "'To See Our Communities Come Alive Again with Pride': (Re)Inventing Co-operatives for First Nations Needs." In Co-operative Canada: Empowering Communities and Sustainable Businesses, ed. Brett Fairbairn and Nora Russell. Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • Lou Hammond Ketilson, Roger Herman, and Dwayne Pattison. 2011. The Impact of Retail Co-operative Amalgamations in Western Canada. (100 pp., Occasional Paper, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives).
  • Lou Hammond Ketilson and Kimberly Brown. 2011. Models for Effective Credit Union Governance: Maintaining Community Connections following a Merger. (82 pp., Occasional Paper, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives).
  • Lou Hammond Ketilson and Kimberly Brown. 2009. Financing Aboriginal Enterprise Development: The Potential of Using Co-operative Models. (104 pp., Occasional Paper, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives).
  • Johnston Birchall and Lou Hammond Ketilson. 2009. Resilience of the Cooperative Model in Times of Crisis.  Geneva: International Labour Organization, Sustainable Enterprise Programme.
  • Lou Hammond Ketilson. 2006. Revisiting the Role of Co-operative Values and Principles: Do They Act to Include or Exclude? (22 pp., Booklet, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives).
  • Lou Hammond Ketilson and Ian MacPherson. 2002. A Report on Aboriginal Co-operatives in Canada: Current Situation and Potential for Growth. (400 pp., Research Report, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives).
  • Lou Hammond Ketilson, Michael Gertler, Murray Fulton, Roy Dobson, and Leslie Polsom. 1998. The Social and Economic Importance of the Co-operative Sector in Saskatchewan. (244 pp., Research Report, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives).
  • Brett Fairbairn, Lou Hammond Ketilson, and Peter Krebs. 1997. Credit Unions and Community Economic Development. (32 pp., Booklet, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives).
  • Leona Theis and Lou Hammond Ketilson. 1994. Research for Action: Women in Co-operatives. (98 pp., Research Report, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives).
  • Louise Simbandumwe, Murray Fulton, and Lou Hammond Ketilson. 1991. The Co-operative Sector in Saskatchewan: A Statistical Overview. (54 pp., Occasional Paper, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives).
  • Lou Hammond Ketilson and Michael Quennell. 1990. Community-Based Models of Health Care: A Bibliography. (66 pp., Occasional Paper, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives).
  • Lou Hammond Ketilson, Bonnie Korthuis, and Colin Boyd. 1987. The Management of Co-operatives: A Bibliography. (144 pp., Occasional Paper, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives).