This is a reprint of Case No. 1-384-270. Harvard Business School 1984. It gives an overall view of the Mondragon cooperative movement of the Basque country in northern Spain as it was in the early 1980s. The particular focus was on their “factory factory,” the Empresarial Division of the Caja Laboral Popular. This division of the CLP worked with groups of workers to create new cooperative companies so it represented something like the institutionalization of the entrepreneurial function.
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