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El papel del cooperativismo en el turismo rural de la Comunidad Valenciana


  • Manuela Fernández Méndez

    () (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia)

  • Antonio Puig Martínez

    (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia)


This study considers rural tourism an activity that is playing an important role in the local development of many inland shires, with notable future potential both as a means of complementing agricultural income and as a way to create employment in disadvantaged inland areas. The co-operative philosophy is presented as ideal for getting these activities underway; whether under the agricultural co-operative format –already widely known in rural areas-; or in the form of associated work co-operatives or community land exploitation. The article shows the experiences in this field and this business format in the Valencia Autonomous Region, explaining the main defining features.

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  • Manuela Fernández Méndez & Antonio Puig Martínez, 2002. "El papel del cooperativismo en el turismo rural de la Comunidad Valenciana," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 41, pages 183-212, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2002:i:41:p:183-212

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    Rural tourism; agricultural co-operatives; associated work co-operatives; local development; Valencia Region.;

    JEL classification:

    • J54 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Producer Cooperatives; Labor Managed Firms
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises
    • R00 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General - - - General


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