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El movimiento cooperativo en el Ecuador. Visión histórica, situación actual y perspectivas


  • Giuseppina Da Ros

    () (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador)


This article presents the results of research into the cooperative movement in Ecuador. After analysing the historical background, it describes the development and current situation of the movement, and discusses its weaknesses and future prospects. It also examines the role of the State in its origins and evolution, as well as looking at the chief limiting factors of the current legal system. Lastly, it presents some statistical data to help clarify the function of the cooperative movement and its importance in Ecuador.

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  • Giuseppina Da Ros, 2007. "El movimiento cooperativo en el Ecuador. Visión histórica, situación actual y perspectivas," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 57, pages 249-284, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2007:i:57:p:249-284

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    Cooperativism; Ecuador; history; sectors; prospects.;

    JEL classification:

    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
    • H70 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - General
    • K00 - Law and Economics - - General - - - General (including Data Sources and Description)
    • P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises
    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness


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