Co-operative Economy and Culture in a Competitive World: The case of Mondragon

Arne Næss Seminars (SUM) and BI Centre for Corporate Responsibility invite you to this joint event

  • Starts:10:00, 3 February 2020
  • Ends:12:00, 3 February 2020
  • Location:BI - campus Oslo. Room: A2-030
  • Contact:Atle Midttun (atle.midttun@bi.no)

How can a prosocial cooperative society stay successful in a world of profit seeking, shareholder-driven corporations?

Mondragon, a city near Bilbao in the Basque country in Spain, is famous for being one of the most successful examples of cooperative economy supported by strong, prosocial culture.  

Jon Altuna, the prorector of Mondragon University will decipher the “Mondargon code” and engage in a critical discussion with Norwegian commentators on creative potentials of the cooperative economy.




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  • Keynote Presentation

    Keynote Presentation by Dr Jon Altuna, Prorector of Mondragon University 

  • Panel discussion

    Panel discussion chaired by Nina Witoszek (SUM).

    Atle Midttun (BI); Stein Stugu, LO; Jukka Mähönen, Law Dept. (Uio)(tbc); Per Ingvar Olsen (BI)

  • General Discussion