A circular economy must promote shorter production or consumption chains, which imply the re-localization of certain economic activities. Business models based on cooperation and shared ownership can enhance sustainability while improving efficiency.

Personal involvement of workers leads to higher motivation, better work-life balance and a stronger community.

With her study of the Mondragon Cooperatives, Amanda Latinne is an expert in the field of advantages and pitfalls of cooperative business models. 

“The Mondragon Cooperatives: Workplace Democracy and Globalization” – Amanda Latinne – 2014 – 144p.. – Cambridge, UK

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