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The Mondragon cooperatives, 1986, an economic democracy

The Mondragon cooperatives, 1986, an economic democracy

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Published by The Alternatives Center in Berkeley, Ca .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cooperation -- Spain -- Mondragón,
  • Cooperative societies -- Spain -- Mondragón

  • About the Edition

    Describes the success of the Mondragon Cooperatives in Spain.

    Edition Notes

    Written and directed by Jaques and Ruth Kaswan.

    StatementMade by the Alternatives Center.
    ContributionsKaswan, Jaques., Kaswan, Ruth., Alternatives Center.
    The Physical Object
    FormatVideorecording
    Pagination1 cassette (45 min.)
    Number of Pages45
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18612891M

      Image caption Many students at a local university find jobs at the Mondragon enterprise. Economic success stories are rare in recession-hit Spain these days but one can be found in the small.


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This article argues that the Mondragon cooperatives, a network of worker-owned businesses in the Basque region of Spain, offers a concrete example of Deweyan economy, wherein democracy is part of everyday work-life. It first identifies three central features of Deweyan economy: a) its notion of economic growth is rooted in human growth; b) it is organic and evolutionary, not ideological or Cited by: Mondragon: An Economic Analysis (Routledge Library Editions: Employee Ownership and Economic Democracy Book 14) Henk Thomas.

Kindle Edition. $ Humanizing the Economy: Co-operatives in the Age of Capital John Restakis. out of 5 stars Kindle Edition. an economic democracy book Next.5/5(1).

Sustainable Economic Democracy: Worker Cooperatives for the 21st Century Research Model Introduction Case One: Mondragon - Basque Region, Spain Learning from Mondragon 1986 Two: Evergreen - Cleveland, Ohio Learning from Evergreen Analysis: Key Differences between Mondragon and Evergreen A Cooperative Development Framework Conclusion Key.

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 article concludes by suggesting that the Mondragon cooperatives have achieved a previously unknown level of economic democracy and that its recent modifications in response to changing economic conditions, far from being retreats from fundamental principles, as some critics maintain, are evidence of Mondragon’s experimental, non.

The business 1986 is what defines a company's outlook, the way it responds to management opportunities and an economic democracy book and the way in which it adapts to internal and external changes and requirements, which are internalised in the form of collective beliefs and trends and are transmitted 1986 taught to new members as a cohesive way of thinking, living and acting.

an economic democracy book 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 Author: Fifty by Fifty.

Mondragon is one of the leading Spanish business groups, integrated by autonomous and independent cooperatives with production subsidiaries and corporate offices in 41 countries and sales in more than 12,in total revenue (Million €) businesses.

Mondragon Cooperative Complex, of which ULGOR was the first of many connected cooperatives, member employees. It consisted of a complex of more than one hundred enterprises and was worth more than $ billion. In 1986 last half of the twentieth century, Mondragon has grown and developed a unique worker democracy inFile Size: 44KB.

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This book is a critical reflection on the origin and further development of one of the most highly-praised cooperative enterprises in the world: the Mondragon cooperatives in the Spanish Basque Country. Corporate Governance The Mondragon cooperatives the Mondragón Cooperatives Article (PDF Available) in Management Research 4(2) July with 1, Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Size and success make Mondragon unique among cooperative experiments, and there is a great deal more that is admirable. The coops have retained members’ jobs in Spain’s Basque country even during economic crises. Manifesting an ethos of solidarity, members accept salary cuts, invest additional funds, and transfer between coops when necessary.

Interview from The Promise and Limitations of Worker Co-ops - Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (4/5) - Duration: The Real News Netw views. Mondragon Cooperatives: Improving Spain’s Economic Struggle Cooperatives are being used as an alternative to the usual corporate hierarchical businesses model.

These are businesses created by people uniting voluntarily in a democratic manner. Co-operatives in Spain - Mondragon leads the way can be included in the internal cooperative democracy. Mondragon was historically criticised by. "[Making Mondragon) is an extremely well-written, well-organized, and easy-to-read book.

For scholars and students interested in in­ dustrial democracy, employee ownership, and cooperatives, the book provides detailed explanations, diagrams, tables, and case histories. For cooperatives and employee-owned firms elsewhere the book pro­.

The first project that led to the Mondragon cooperatives was the founding of a technical school in The dominant employer in Mondragon, the Union Cerrajera, operated an apprenticeship program, but limited participation to children of current employees.

The Myth of Mondragon: Cooperatives, Politics, and Working-Class Life in a Basque Town Sharryn Kasmir. Year: Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

The Mondragon System: Cooperation at Work David Morris May Institute for Local Self-Reliance 15th St. NW, 4th Fl. 5th St. SE Washington, D.C. Minneapolis, MN File Size: 1MB. Much has changed since the publication of Democracy at Work: The Story of Kerala Dinesh Beedi.

Recent international economic and financial crises have revealed anew capitalism's inability to. A feminist analysis of the Basque Mondragon system of industrial cooperatives suggests that women fare somewhat better in cooperatives than in private firms in employment, earnings, and job security.

Market phenomena and the family as basic economic unit affect women workers negatively, as does increasing professionalism in. Industrial Democracy at Mondragón: Institutions and Social Relations Born in the Basque region of Spain inMondragón Cooperative Corporation is a federation of cooperatives whose impressive size and economic success has drawn international attention.

It has been described as a “world‐wideFile Size: KB. Barlett, C. and S. Ghoshal:‘Changing the Role of Top Management: Beyond Systems to People’, Harvard Business Review May–June, – Google ScholarCited by:   We heard about the Mondragon Cooperatives in the Basque region of Spain and were excited by their values and their success.

The Industrial Cooperatives Association in Boston (now the ICA Group) helped us implement a similar cooperative ownership model in our organization on a much smaller scale.

How does democracy work at South Mountain. Shows how the creation of an idealized image of the Mondragon cooperatives is part of a new global ideology that promotes cooperative labor-management relations in order to discredit labor unions and working-class organizations.

This is the first critical account of the internationally renowned Mondragon cooperatives of the Basque region of Spain. Itinerary July 3-July 7, You will learn about the history of regional autonomy in Spain and of the Mondragon cooperatives, visit service and industrial cooperatives, engage the Mondragon Innovation and Knowledge Research Center, receive presentations on careers at Mondragon University including on the new career of Leadership and Entrepreneurial Innovation (LEINN) and TEAM.

“At Mondragon, there are agreed-upon wage ratios between the worker-owners who do executive work and those who work in the field or factory and earn a minimum wage. These ratios range from to in different cooperatives and average That is, the general manager of an average Mondragon cooperative earns 5 times as.

So we have, in effect, three kinds of income at Mondragon: Our salaries, the growth in our equity in the company and the interest Mondragon pays on that equity. In his book published inThe Cooperative Solution, E.G. Nadeau highlights the sector-by-sector review of cooperatives in the United States according to the UWCC (University of.

The Federation for Economic Democracy (or FEDO) was a network of local technical assistance organizations advocating worker cooperatives and self-management from to in the eastern United States. Local nodes of the Federation became the Boston-area Industrial Cooperative Association and the Philadelphia-based PACE.

The Federation for. Mondragon: Spain's giant co-operative where times are hard but few go bust This article is more than 7 years old. The northern Spanish town is. According to Democracy Collaborative, the world’s largest cooperatives together constitute the ninth largest national economy.

America is a. The Mondragon Co-operative Federation (MCF) is a community of economically highly successful worker-owned, worker-controlled production and consumption co-operatives centred around Mondragon, a town in the Basque region of northern Spain, and now. Praxis Peace Institute has established a special relationship with the Mondragon Cooperatives and is a proud educator of cooperatives and the ethics and values of cooperatives.

We believe cooperatives are an excellent example of a sustainable and socially just economic business model for the 21st century. economic democracy, workers’ participation in management, Mondragón, cooperatives This is not a paper about the rich multi-dimensional subject of the economics of the Mondragón complex of worker cooperatives.

This is a case study of worker participation in management and self-management at Mondragón, at the present time. There Is An Alternative: Market Socialism with Radical Democracy Some Notes On Reading After Capitalism By David Schweickart In this short book, building on his earlier work, Against Capitalism, David Schweickart has given us an excellent breakthrough in finding the road to 4/5.

A cooperative (also known as co-operative, co-op, or coop) is "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise".

Cooperatives may include: businesses owned and managed by the people who use their services (a consumer cooperative). Mondragon proclaims its solidarity with other cooperative movements, with those working for economic democracy and with those who champion the objectives of peace, justice and human dignity.

Mondragon proclaims its solidarity especially with people in developing countries. Education. Simply put, the Mondragon cooperative bank risks its capital to grow and develop the job base of the community.

All workers and the Mondragon cooperatives must use this bank. It holds the savings and retirement funds of the workers and processes all the funds flowing through all the Mondragon enterprises.

In exchange for this monopoly ofFile Size: KB. Mondragón is currently one of the largest worker cooperatives in the world and is an impressive and vital example of worker’s self-management and democracy. It is, in fact, a co-op of co-ops – held together via a cooperative bank, a cooperative congress, a dedication towards expanding democratic-economic opportunities, and the overall.

From Mondragon To America book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Start by marking “From Mondragon To America: Experiments In Community Economic Development” as Want to Read: Worker Co-op & Economic Democracy Reading List added it BytingBack marked it as to-read Scmtexas /5(4).

Mondragon Cooperatives Tour Dates: June 29 to July 5, (tour is June 30 - July 4) Cost: $ ($ after June 1) – This is a significantly discounted t of $ Due May Remaining amount due by June 1, Translations, transportation, hotel, and most meals included.Democracy Collaborative senior fellows Marjorie Kelly and Joe Guinan and senior researcher Thomas Hanna each contribute chapters to a new free e-book, Democratic Wealth: Building a Citizens' Economy.

The authors discuss economic institutions, alternative economic system designs, and forms of .The Challenge of Mondragon George Benello In the Beginning The Basque region of Spain has, in recent years, seen the rise of a system of cooperatives that is unparalleled in its dynamism, growth, and economic impact on a region.