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Las cooperativas ante la globalización: magnitudes, actividades y tendencias


  • José Luis Monzón

    (Universidad de Valencia)


For nearly 200 years, the modern cooperative movement has known how to adapt itself to the different circumstances our societies have suffered have undergone, keeping alive the values and principles it inspires. This article describes the economic importance of the cooperative movement worldwide, reporting several magnitudes, especially in Europe and Spain. The article examines the statistical difficulties in order to provide reliable and harmonized data around worldwide cooperatives and assesses the impact of globalization on the future of this kind of enterprise.

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  • José Luis Monzón, 2012. "Las cooperativas ante la globalización: magnitudes, actividades y tendencias," EKONOMIAZ. Revista vasca de Economía, Gobierno Vasco / Eusko Jaurlaritza / Basque Government, vol. 79(01), pages 13-30.
  • Handle: RePEc:ekz:ekonoz:2012102

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    cooperative; globalisation; cooperative principles; social economy; innovation; satellite acounts; enterprise groups;

    JEL classification:

    • P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises
    • F01 - International Economics - - General - - - Global Outlook
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility


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