This book about the Mondragon cooperatives in the Spanish Basque Country is a critical reflection on the origin and further development of one of the most highly-praised cooperative enterprises in the world.
At a time when many people regard cooperative entrepreneurship as an ethically sound economic alternative to the traditional organization of companies and business, the author draws attention to the unavoidable impact of globalization which not only affects the workers’ involvement and participation in cooperative enterprises but also their employment itself.
About this book
‘This book provides interesting insights which have been ignored by other literature on cooperatives. [It] is recommended to everyone interested in the path to a more cooperative economy.’
Didier Caluwaerts in Sociologos (2015) 70.
Introduction (p. 1)
Chapter I. Genesis and ideology (p. 3)
Chapter II. The growth of MONDRAGON (p. 29)
Chapter III. The relation between the MONDRAGON Group and the trade unions (p. 53)
Final conclusion (p. 123)
Annex 1 (p. 127)
Annex 2 (p. 128)
Annex 3 (p. 129)
Bibliography (p. 131)
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