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Social development, economy and innovation for people

Research aim, lines & team

Brief description of the research aims

The team’s research centres on social economy and solidarity organisations such as cooperatives, employee-owned companies, insertion companies, social businesses and others. Particular emphasis is placed on their particular features, values, operating principles and the positive economic, social and environmental effects they have on achieving balanced people-centred uniting growth. The following topics are key: sustainable development; Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); values in companies (and organisations); people’s participation in companies (and organisations); decent jobs; supply chain sustainability.

Research areas
  • Building a legal environment based on economic governance and management for all
  • Social and solidarity economy, entrepreneurship and social innovation for sustainable development
  • Learning and service as a transforming teaching tool

* Team recognised by the Basque Government


Investigadora Principal
Aitziber Mugarra Elorriaga

Ana Vidu
Arantza Echaniz
Gema Tomás
Laura Gómez
Maialen Aboitiz
Mariel Gándara
Mariola Serrano
Marta Enciso
Valentina Patetta
Nerea Ereñaga de Jesús
Daniela del Pilar Zavando
Carolina Llorente