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Basque Cooperativism

Edited by Baleren Bakaikoa and Eneka Albizu


Imanol Basterretxea Markaida
Victoria de Elizagarate Gutierrez
Eneka Albizu Gallastegi has a doctorate in economics. He is a professor at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and directs the official master’s program in human resources and employment. His principal research interests include innovation in small and medium enterprises, and human resources and innovation. He has published books and book chapters for publishers such as Ariel, Prentice Hall, Elsevier Science, Pirámide, Thompson/Cívitas, Emerald, and the UPV/EHU press; as well as articles in journals like New Technology, Work and Employment, the International Journal of Innovation Management, Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, European Planning Studies, Ciriec, Economic and Industrial Democracy, Revista Europea de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa, and Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms.
Baleren Bakaikoa Azurmendi, born in Berastegi (Gipuzkoa), holds bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in economic and business sciences from the University of the Basque County (UPV/EHU), and a master’s in economics from the University of Illinois. He is a professor of applied economics at the UPV/EHU. He has published several books and articles in specialized journals in Basque, Spanish, English, French, and German. He is the director of the Institute of Cooperative Law and Social Economy at the UPV/EHU.
Antón Borja Alvarez is an industrial engineer, holds a doctorate in economics, and is also a professor at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). His fields of research are economics and industrial politics, particularly in relation to the Basque Country. He has, likewise, researched the field of social economy, both as regards cooperatives’ social responsibility and concerning the development of cooperatives in the Basque Country and their trajectories as regards RDI (research, development, and innovation). He is the author of two books: Relaciones entre formación y empleo: La educación técnico-profesional en Francia, Italia y Gran Bretaña (1990) and Euskal Herriaren Historia Ekonomikoa (2009).
Javier Cerrato Allende has been a professor of social psychology at the University of the Basque County (UPV/EHU) since 1996. He currently teaches social psychology at the same university, as well as serving as the director of the official master’s program in Health and Safety in the Workplace. His research activity focuses on social attitudes, behavior, and representations in the fields of work and organizations. Some of his publications include (with Augusto Palmonari) Representaciones sociales y Psicología Social, comportamiento, globalización y posmodernidad (2007) and (with several coauthors) “Nuevas prácticas de Trabajo, representaciones sociales del trabajo e identidad social en la sociedad postindustrial,” Revista de Psicología Social (2003).
Sara Fernández de Bobadilla Güemez holds a doctorate in economics from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and teaches in the Department of Economy and Finances II at the UPV/EHU. She also has professional experience of management in different private firms and, recently, in the public sector as well. Her fields of interest are regional innovation systems, forestry and forest economics, and business, areas in which she has published several works.
Aitziber Lertxundi has a bachelor’s degree in business sciences and a doctorate from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), where she also completed a master’s in finance. She currently works in the Department of Finance II at the UPV/EHU and teaches on the undergraduate business management and administration program. Her main areas of research include the international management of human resources (especially its sociocultural dimension), the strategic management of human resources, and the field of high-yield work systems-. She has coauthored on these topics several papers in national and international scholarly journals, including the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Management Research and Technological Forecasting and Social Change. She is at present collaborating on several research contracts/projects in the field of business organization and human resource management.
Antxon Mendizabal has a degree in economic sciences from the University of Leuven/Louvain and is a professor at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). A member of GEZKI (the Institute of Cooperative Rights and Social Economy at the University of the Basque Country), he is also on the editorial board of the Revista Vasca de Economía Social and is a member of the academic council for the collection published by the Chair of International Studies. He has authored a book on globalization, as well as numerous articles and book chapters on the cooperative economy, development, globalization, and the global economy. He has lectured around thirty times at foreign universities, and taught different courses and seminars in countries including Nicaragua, El Salvador, Cuba, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia. He has presented reports at ten international conferences and nearly fifty papers and/or reports at conferences and forums (in Spain and other countries). He has received diplomas of recognition from the University of El Salvador, the UCA of Managua, the European Studies Center in the City of La Havana, and the Confederation of Native Nations of Ecuador.
Dr. Fernando Molina (Bilbao, 1971), accredited as a “distinguished researcher” by the I3 Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology in Spain, is a Ramon y Cajal Fellow at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU, Spain). He has written on nationalism and violence in modern Spain, and contemporary Basque social economy. His research includes published articles in Social History, Ethnic and Racial Studies, European History Quarterly, Nations and Nationalism, and National Identities, as well as forthcoming articles in Business History and the Journal of Contemporary History. He has also contributed chapters to authored books such as Nationhood from Below: Europe in the Long 19th Century, edited by Marnix Beyen and Maarten Van Ginderachter (2012) and The Hidden Alternative: Co-operative Values, Past, Present and Future, edited by Anthony Webster et al. (2012).
Jon Morandeira Arca has a bachelor’s degree in business management and administration from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He is an expert and researcher at Gezki, the Basque Observatory on Social Economy, in the Institute for Cooperative Law and Social Economy at the UPV/EHU. He has also taught in the Department of Finance II at the UPV/EHU.
Eva Velasco Balmaseda holds a doctorate in economics from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and teaches in the Department of Business Organization at the UPV/EHU. Her fields of interest are regional innovation systems, innovation management, business culture, and corporate social responsibility, areas in which she has published several works.
Itziar Villafañez Perez has a bachelor's degree in Law and a three-year degree in business sciences. She is a member of the Corporate Law Department at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), where she is doing her PhD on cooperative law and participates in different research projects, mainly on public and private partnerships, and in which she occasionally teaches commercial law. She has been published in different publications and presented papers at conferences on cooperative and commercial law, especially corporate and bankruptcy law. She is also member of Gezki, the Institute of Cooperative Law and Social Economy at the UPV/EHU.
Miguel Ángel Zubiaurre Artola is a lecturer in the Department of Financial Economy in the faculty of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He obtained a doctorate from the same university for a dissertation on the evolution of the accounting recognition of intangible assets. He has taught accounting at graduate level as well as courses for professionals. His main research areas are intangible assets, management reporting, and accounting for cooperative entities, in which he has published several articles. On the topic of accounting for cooperatives his publications include as author or co-author, “Sociedades Cooperativas. Aspectos Contables Singulares,” in Cuadernos de Gestión (2004); “Consideraciones Pendientes en el Debate sobre los Fondos Propios de las Cooperativas,” in Gestion. Revista de Economía (2011); and “Worker Cooperative Entities Members’ Shares Accounting,” at the International Workshop on Accounting for Cooperatives (2011).