terça-feira, 20 de abril de 2010

The Mondragón Cooperatives as a Model of Collaborative Business for the 21st Century

  Join us for a special evening with Praxis Peace Institute Founding Director, Georgia Kelly, as she discusses the unique collaborative business model of the Mondragon Cooperatives located in the Basque country of Spain. Founded in 1955, Mondragon now encompasses 264 businesses and employs more than 100,000 worker-owners. It is a highly successful cooperative model with over 50 years of proven success. They have established research centers, bank and credit unions, a university, youth cooperatives, and small to large businesses. This presentation will cover the ethics and vision of Mondragón as well as unique success stories that are an inspiration to those seeking alternatives to business-as-usual. The goal of the Mondragón Cooperatives is to create community through economic relationships and to transform society through conscious economic practices.http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6348598461397509798