IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/cic/revcir/y2006i55p221-251.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Internet, cooperativismo agrario y desarrollo rural. El caso de las cooperativas de la Comunidad Valenciana

Author

Listed:
  • Juan Fco. Juliá Igual

    () (CEGEA. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia)

  • Gabriel García Martínez

    () (CEGEA. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia)

  • Elena Meliá Martí

    () (CEGEA. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia)

Abstract

The application of new technologies through the Internet -services that constitute the Information and Knowledge Society- is a key factor in territorial cohesion and socio-economic structuring, although the encouragement and support of the public authorities, technology companies and the inhabitants of rural areas themselves is also essential. Within this context, agricultural cooperatives can play an important role, based on their own principles, as they are companies with strong connections in the region and with a leading role in the economy of their area of influence, thus contributing to rural development. In fact, approximately 70% of the agricultural cooperatives in the Valencia Region are based in towns of less than 10,000 inhabitants. However, very few of the first-degree cooperatives in the agricultural sector, the most numerous cooperatives that are most directly linked with the rural environment, are on the Internet. In the province of Valencia, not even 10% have their own Website, and those that do have modest levels of popularity and focus entirely on describing their business activity, without sufficiently exploring the potential of this Internet tool for cooperatives and rural development.

Suggested Citation

  • Juan Fco. Juliá Igual & Gabriel García Martínez & Elena Meliá Martí, 2006. "Internet, cooperativismo agrario y desarrollo rural. El caso de las cooperativas de la Comunidad Valenciana," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 55, pages 221-251, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2006:i:55:p:221-251
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.ciriec-revistaeconomia.es/banco/5508_Julia_et_al.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Juan Francisco Juliá Igual & Gabriel García Martínez & Fernando Polo Garrido, 2004. "La información divulgada a través de internet por las cooperativas," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 49, pages 167-192, August.
    2. Alfonso Vargas Sánchez, 2002. "De la participación a la gestión del conocimiento y del capital intelectual: reflexiones en torno a la empresa cooperativa," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 40, pages 123-140, April.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Internet; Website; agricultural cooperatives; digital gap.;

    JEL classification:

    • P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2006:i:55:p:221-251. 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). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/ciriees.html .

    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 CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc 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 RePEc Author Service 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.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.