The aim of this paper is to focus on one innovative way through which the European research is contributing to provide scientific evidence about actions that have been demonstrated to successfully reverse the closed cycle of inequality in which many citizens get caught.
The Communicative Methodology (CM) was applied, combining quantitative and qualitative methods and including the voices of all social agents involved.
Through the successful actions approach, the INCLUD‐ED project has identified five Successful Cooperativist Actions (SCAs) which have been proven to work in the current economy. Aiming at studying the transferability of the SCAs, the project has analysed how these actions are developed in the case of the Mondragon Corporation and La Estrella and La Milagrosa neighbourhoods of Albacete, the poorest neighbourhoods in Spain.
The CM promotes the inclusion of the social groups that are researched achieving results of high value for society. This article contributes with SCAs to economy and society, providing venues to overcoming social and economic exclusion.
Focusing on the role of the economic sector in tackling the different levels of inequalities from a multidisciplinary perspective, this paper addresses the diverse needs of the general public, scientists, as well as politicians. The implementation of SCAs has been demonstrated to improve different contexts contributing to the inclusive and sustainable growth.
Flecha, R. (2012), "European research, social innovation and successful cooperativist actions", International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 4, pp. 332-344. https://doi.org/10.1108/17566691211288322Download as .RIS
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