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Las redes de sociedades laborales. Un modelo de vinculación entre empresas de economía social en el marco de la cooperación empresarial


  • Alfonso Cano López

    () (Universidad de Alicante, Departamento de Derecho Mercantil)


The present importance of network collaboration processes between Worker Cooperatives resides in the dual function they are called on to fulfil: A) Minimising the members’ extreme aversion to risk, - due in worker-partners to the abundance of risks, and in capitalists due to the impossibility of controlling their investment -, enabling both circulation of redundant labour among the member companies and creation of multiple separate funds for investment to finance new projects. B) Enabling the Worker Co-operative to access new market segments without losing thereby its nature as an integrating agent in its territorial aspect; that is, enabling delocalisation of business results, but not of the business activity, which remains linked to the community of origin of the workforce to which the Worker Co-operative concedes the status of majority partner.

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  • Alfonso Cano López, 2002. "Las redes de sociedades laborales. Un modelo de vinculación entre empresas de economía social en el marco de la cooperación empresarial," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 42, pages 81-99, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2002:i:42:p:81-99

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    1. Meade, James E, 1972. "The Theory of Labour-Managed Firms and of Profit Sharing," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 82(325), pages 402-428, Supplemen.
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    Co-operative companies; job creation; general interest; Social State; social subscription processes.;

    JEL classification:

    • P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises
    • L39 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Other
    • K20 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - General
    • K31 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Labor Law
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure


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