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La promoción de la economía social a través del programa Escuela de Empresas Cooperativas. El caso de la provincia de Huelva


  • Manuel Carrasco Carrasco

    () (Universidad de Huelva)

  • Nuria Toledano Garrido

    () (Universidad de Huelva)


The aim of this article is to analyse the impact of the Business School Programme in the province of Huelva as an instrument for promoting business. To do this we use a theoretical approach to the phenomenon of enterprise creation from the perspective of Incubator Theory, which justifies the role of incubator organisations as a stimulant in attracting new firms. Next, we show the most significant findings obtained from the empirical work carried out in the province of Huelva. In particular, we analyse the essential characteristics of new companies and the entrepreneurs who initiated them, from a study of entrepreneurs’ responses to questionnaires. Finally, the strengths and weaknesses of the program are highlighted, using the data obtained from interviews with directors as well as the information gathered from discussion groups.

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  • Manuel Carrasco Carrasco & Nuria Toledano Garrido, 2003. "La promoción de la economía social a través del programa Escuela de Empresas Cooperativas. El caso de la provincia de Huelva," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 46, pages 7-38, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2003:i:46:p:7-38

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    1. Gartner, William B. & Mitchell, Terence R. & Vesper, Karl H., 1989. "A taxonomy of new business ventures," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 4(3), pages 169-186, May.
    2. Wennekers, Sander & Thurik, Roy, 1999. "Linking Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 13(1), pages 27-55, August.
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    Entrepreneurship; Incubator organisations; Business promotion; Social economy.;

    JEL classification:

    • P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises
    • R38 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Government Policy
    • R20 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - General
    • Y - Miscellaneous Categories
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy


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