IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Las empresas sociales: ¿nuevas formas de Economía Social en la creación de servicios y empleos?

Listed author(s):
  • Danièle Demoustier


    (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble)

Registered author(s):

    Since the 1990s we have witnessed how the notion of “social enterprises” has emerged in most European countries under the combined pressure of a growth in the need for people and in the need for jobs. These new enterprises generally take the form of associations or cooperatives, which are encouraged by Spanish and European public policies as they are considered to be “new sources of employment” and sources of “social cohesion”. In the changes undergone by Western societies, the rising number of these “social” enterprises resulting from the development of the economic activity brought about by voluntary organizations in order to provide services to the community, shows that the old distinction between market activities, carried out by cooperatives, and non-market activities, carried out by mutual societies and associations, is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by CIRIEC-España in its journal CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa.

    Volume (Year): (2005)
    Issue (Month): 52 (August)
    Pages: 219-236

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2005:i:52:p:219-236
    Contact details of provider: Postal:
    Av. dels Tarongers, s/n., Despacho 2P21, 46022 Valencia

    Phone: 96 382 84 89 / 96 356 22 48
    Fax: 96 382 84 92
    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2005:i:52:p:219-236. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Rafael Chaves)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.