Companies of the Commons

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= research project in Spain, focusing on cultural and/or social companies that run on collectively produced and managed resources, thanks to alliances between social institutions, prosumers, consumers, etc.

URL = http://empresasdelprocomun.net/


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"The research project Companies of the commons (empresas del procomún) a joint initiative of YP with Colaborabora, focuses particularly on cultural and/or social companies that run on collectively produced and managed resources, thanks to alliances between social institutions, prosumers, consumers, etc. Group projects such as Traficantes de Sueños, guifi.net, etc are experimenting with the possibility of creating economically and socially sustainable models that depend on the communities that constitute them. This situation highlights the need to re-think labels such as ‘public’, ‘private’ and ‘communal’, and ways of collectivising the profits and benefits that support these enterprises. The research provides an insight into the impact of this situation, through quantitative and qualitative analyses of governance models, the balance between communal and private benefits/profits, and the establishment of ethical principles to govern communally created resources." (http://www.2011.fcforum.net/en/outcomes11/)


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