Carmen Guzmán

Assistant Professor of the department of Applied Economics

Carmen Guzmán is an Assistant Professor of the department of Applied Economics I at the University of Seville (Spain). She was a beneficiary of a governmental scholarship and completed her doctorate on Economic Development and Social Economy.

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Biography

Carmen Guzmán is an Assistant Professor of the department of Applied Economics I at the University of Seville (Spain). She was a beneficiary of a governmental scholarship and completed her doctorate on Economic Development and Social Economy. Her research is mainly focused on social entrepreneurship and social economy. She is currently participating in different international and national research projects and has publications in several international journals, such as Small Business Economics, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal or Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics. She can be contacted at [email protected]
SOTA Review

From Cooperative Principles to Performance. SOTA Review No 32

Despite the fact that cooperative firms have been thoroughly studied in the specific fields of Economics and Management, they still constitute a black box with many unknown aspects, among which cooperative performance stands out. These firms are based on specific values such as equity, democracy or solidarity, which make them different from conventional firms. In practice, these values are translated into the so-called “cooperative principles”; a set of specific behaviours that direct the way of developing their business activities and guide their day-to-day tasks. In this context, the research carried out has mainly focused on clarifying whether these particularities of cooperatives do influence their performance and if this performance is different from that of conventional firms.

Associated Themes
  • Productivity and performance