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Economía social: concepto, contenido y significación en España


  • Jose Mª Montolio

    () (Dr. en Derecho. Abogado)


The expression “co-operative” used in its habitual current form is over 50 years old. However, it is not exaggerated to declare that nowadays in this society we are still looking at a new concept under development and hence not shaped definitively. This paper offers an up to date, summarised view of the meaning of social economy, specifying the elements that necessarily comprise the concept and evaluating their meaning, focused especially on Spain.

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  • Jose Mª Montolio, 2002. "Economía social: concepto, contenido y significación en España," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 42, pages 5-31, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2002:i:42:p:5-31

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    1. Robinson, Peter B. & Sexton, Edwin A., 1994. "The effect of education and experience on self-employment success," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 9(2), pages 141-156, March.
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    1. Bryer, Alice Rose, 2011. "Accounting as learnt social practice: The case of the empresas recuperadas in Argentina," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 36(8), pages 478-493.

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    Social economy; Co-operatives; Worker Co-operatives; Associations; Mutual societies; Foundations.;

    JEL classification:

    • J54 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Producer Cooperatives; Labor Managed Firms
    • L30 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - General
    • P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises


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