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The creation of industrial cooperatives in the Basque country

Antonio GutieМЃrrez-Marquez

The creation of industrial cooperatives in the Basque country

a case study

by Antonio GutieМЃrrez-Marquez

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Published .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Antonio Gutiérrez-Marquez.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 86/141 (H)
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationviii, 280 leaves.
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2357330M
LC Control Number86890990

  The future of business in the Basque Country. The Basque country has recently been rapidly transforming itself – using its industrial heritage to launch itself as a world-wide capital for tech and design industries. The amount of business generated thanks to the digitalization of cities and infrastructure is amazing. Book Description: Since its founding in in Spain's Basque region, the Mondragón Corporation has been a touchstone for the international cooperative movement. Its nearly three hundred companies and organizations span areas from finance to education.

cooperatives analyzed are worker cooperatives from the Basque Country in the industrial sector with 10 or more employees. W orker cooperatives, according to Basque Law, are those in witch members.   The story goes back to and the creation of a polytechnic school, and then to , when five graduates of that school created one of the first industrial cooperatives. Those five young men were the first brick in what was to become the Mondragon Corporation, an international federation of worker cooperatives that is the fourth largest in.

The question that oriented this article was how can one understand on the one hand its continuity (50 years of history) and on the other what it was that had it transformed from what was in the beginning one cooperative to a network of cooperatives that was the first entrepreneurial group in the Basque Country and the seventh in all of Spain. The first successful cooperative organization was the consumer-owned Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers, established in England in The Rochdale Pioneers established the ‘Rochdale Principles’ on which they ran their cooperative. This became the basis for the development and growth of the modern cooperative movement. As the mechanization of the Industrial .


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The creation of industrial cooperatives in the Basque country by Antonio GutieМЃrrez-Marquez Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Mondragon Corporation is a corporation and federation of worker cooperatives based in the Basque region of was founded in the town of Mondragon in by graduates of a local technical college.

Its first product was paraffin is the tenth-largest Spanish company in terms of asset turnover and the leading business group in the Basque arters: Mondragón, Basque Country, Spain.

The Fagor Group cooperatives are: Copreci, Galbaian, Fagor Arrasate, Fagor Automation, Fagor Ederlan, Fagor Electrónica, Fagor Industrial and Mondragon Assembly. We provide cutting-edge technological solutions for clients around the world.

Domestic appliance components, flat metal product process engineering, machine tool automation systems, auto components, electronics.

The cooperative group’s Caja Laboral credit union — effectively Spain’s ninth largest bank — is recovering from a 75% reduction in its profitability. The essentials of the Mondragon story Author: Race Mathews. The first successful cooperative organization was the consumer-owned Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers, established in England in The Rochdale Pioneers established the ‘Rochdale Principles’ on which they ran their cooperative.

This became the basis for the development and growth of the modern cooperative movement. As the mechanization of the Industrial. By Luiz M. Liz-Marzán, CIC biomaGUNE, San Sebastián, Spain. The Basque Country occupies a rather small area and accommodates less than 5% of the total population of Spain.

However, this autonomous region has a long tradition of technological and industrial development, mainly in the areas of steel, machine-tool and shipbuilding.

Books Music Art & design flat in this industrial town tucked into a valley in the country's northern Basque region. about the offices of the Basque country's biggest industrial company.

The Mondragon cooperatives talk about social transformation, a more far-reaching, future-oriented goal that seeks the creation of social and economic systems that reinforce the best in human nature. In the early seventies, a second stage in the industrial evolution of the Mondragon cooperative group begins, with the creation of Ikerlan, a research center which would become the benchmark technology center for both the Group's and Basque's industrial and technological policy from the eighties onwards: “Ikerlan emerged as a direct.

The Basques (/ b ɑː s k s / or / b æ s k s /; Basque: euskaldunak [eus̺kaldunak]; Spanish: vascos; French: basques) are a European ethnic group, characterised by the Basque language, a common culture and shared genetic ancestry to the ancient Vascones and Aquitanians.

Basques are indigenous to and primarily inhabit an area traditionally known as the Basque Country (Basque. The Basque Cooperative Movement is a world benchmark, isn’t it.

International cooperativism is basically characterized by being consumer, banking and agrarian, whereas what characterizes us in the Basque Country is industrial cooperativism, that has developed with more depth in the typology of Worker Cooperatives and it is this class of.

This is the first critical account of the internationally renowned Mondragon cooperatives of the Basque region of Spain. The Mondragon cooperatives are seen as the leading alternative model to standard industrial organization; they are considered to be the most successful example of democratic decision making and worker s: 7.

The Basque Country is one of the most important industrial concentrations in Spain. The regional gross domestic product (GDP) in was at €71,m (% of the national GDP), which is the highest in recent years (Eurostat, ).

Beginnings. The cooperative movement began in Europe in the 19th century, primarily in Britain and France. The Shore Porters Society claims to be one of the world's first cooperatives, being established in Aberdeen in (although it has since demutualized to become a private partnership).

The industrial revolution and the increasing mechanisation of the economy. The policy of autarchy provided an enormous opportunity for the Basque country. The mass destruction of industrial installations and infrastructure characteristic of the rest of Spain had not occurred in the Basque region, thanks mainly to the batallions of gudaris (soldiers) posted by the PNV to protect Basque heavy industry from left-wing.

InMONDRAGON had encouraging results. The Corporation kept the level of employment rates, w workers in the cooperatives (% more than the previous year). The cooperatives in the industrial sector performed particularly well, with more jobs than the year before ( in the domestic market and abroad).

Abstract. This chapter offers a contemporary, interpretive review of William F. Whyte and Kathleen K. Whyte’s (, Cornell University Press) classic study of the Mondragon cooperatives, Making Mondragon.

We consider enduring lessons from that book, the organizational evolution of the cooperatives, and several key questions that connect the Mondragon cooperatives. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Myth of Mondragon: Cooperatives, Politics, and Working-Class Life in a Basque Town (Anthropology of Work) (SUNY series in the Anthropology of Work) at Read honest and.

If Mondragon is a unique creation, the impulse which led to its development has also been at work elsewhere within Spain, particularly in the Basque country and Catalonia. The Basque coop. the Mondragon worker cooperatives in the Basque region of Spain In this new book, Whyte and his wife and colleague, Kathleen Whyte, have provided the definitive narrative of the growth of the Mondragon cooperatives.

It is a remarkable story, and the Whytes' book provides a detailed description of how the coops developed. MONDRAGÓN COOPERATIVE CORPORATIONThe Mondragón Cooperative Corporation (MCC) is composed of a group of industrial, retail, service, and support cooperatives primarily in the Arrasate-Mondragón valley in the Basque country in Spain.

Many scholars have studied Mondragón as a strong example of an industrial cooperative with a longstanding and. The book includes chapters on education, fair trade, politics and governance, planning, and sustainability and on how co-operatives have coped with the global economic crisis.

John K. Walton is Ikerbasque Research Professor in the Department of Contemporary History at the University of the Basque Country, The Creation of New Entities. The job creation at this level is evenly distributed, as of the jobs are in the local area and at subsidiaries abroad.

The industrial staff as a whole tot people, 21, of whom basically work in the Basque Autonomous Community and Navarra wh are employed at the cooperatives’ subsidiary companies abroad.The final book in the “Joanes or the Basque Whaler” trilogy! The Church was an important patron of commercial whaling, and had great economic links with the industry.

The first testimony referring to the Basque whaling industry goes back to the year A.D. when Basques from Labourd shipped 40 barrels of whale oil for lighting to the Abby.