Mondragon International’s “Multi-Localization” Study | Presented to London School of Economics

As a practicing modern manufacturing antidote, Mondragon, a closely studied and emulated global “doing well by doing good” industrial worker cooperative multinational with a 55-year track record, has released a new “multi-localization” analysis that turns traditional zero-sum outsourcing and off-shoring practices on their nefarious heads. The Mondragon international “multi-localization” model built on Mondragon’s respected “one worker, one vote” principles demonstrates that locating factories overseas both increases and upgrades domestic employment. Additionally, this approach results in more profits for those multi-located cooperative enterprises to the benefit of the workers involved provided those workers operate and function as owners of their enterprises.

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Una realidad económica palpable

En 2008, las 300 mayores cooperativas del mundo produjeron beneficios superiores a 1,6 billones de dólares. Son, por tanto, una realidad económica palpable que genera empleo estable y de calidad y tienen a la Corporación MONDRAGON como uno de los mayores exponentes mundiales. Por otro lado y en un contexto de crisis como el actual, las cooperativas han demostrado que son capaces de mantener y crear empleo. Josu Ugarte, director de operaciones internacionales de MONDRAGON, presentó en Santander un estudio de la Corporación que analiza sus propias cooperativas y que demuestra que el empleo en las empresas que han salido al exterior ha crecido un 25% en su matriz, mientras que las que no lo han hecho ha descendido el 11%: “la multilocalización es una garantía de mantenimiento y creación de empleo en nuestro país”, aseguró en su presentación.

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