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Acotaciones y puntos críticos sobre el papel de las cooperativas de producción y de las sociedades laborales en el sistema económico


  • Frederic López Mora

    () (Universitat de València)

  • Josep Vicent Saragossà Saragossà

    () (Universitat de València)


It is undeniable that both associated labour co-operatives (and comparable organizations) and labour-managed firms have a qualified place in the field of social economy organizations. This paper is based on a legal and labour perspective and centres on three interconnected axes. The first axis aims to outline these firms and summarise the assumed virtues and possible shortcomings of this modality of employment. The second axis attempts to reveal the true roles played by theseassociated labour forms in the Spanish economic system. Lastly, the paper points out some of the legal problems arising from the practical development of these tertiary sector firms, from a labour law standpoint, in the light of their real market efficiency.

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  • Frederic López Mora & Josep Vicent Saragossà Saragossà, 2001. "Acotaciones y puntos críticos sobre el papel de las cooperativas de producción y de las sociedades laborales en el sistema económico," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 38, pages 7-31, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2001:i:38:p:7-31

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    Associated labour co-operatives; labour-managed firms; self-management; employment policy; production decentralization; business reorganization; out-sourcing; social policy.;

    JEL classification:

    • J54 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Producer Cooperatives; Labor Managed Firms
    • K31 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Labor Law
    • P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises


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