Francisco J. Santos

Associate Professor of applied economics

Francisco J. Santos is an Associate Professor of applied economics in the department of Applied Economics I at the University of Seville (Spain). He received his doctorate in the specialization of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. His current research interests are social capital, social entrepreneurship, ethnic entrepreneurship and social economy firms.

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Biography

Francisco J. Santos is an Associate Professor of applied economics in the department of Applied Economics I at the University of Seville (Spain). He received his doctorate in the specialization of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. His current research interests are social capital, social entrepreneurship, ethnic entrepreneurship and social economy firms. He is participating in several international and national research projects and his recent contributions have been published in Journal of Small Business Management, Regional Studies, Small Business Economics and Entrepreneurship and Regional Development among others. He 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