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Analysis of a Network of Cooperation in Misiones, Argentina: Benefits and Lacks for Local Sustainable Development Imprimir E-mail

ANALYSIS OF A NETWORK OF COOPERATION IN MISIONES, ARGENTINA: BENEFITS AND LACKS FOR LOCAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT


Juan Carlos, Michalus (1); Gilberto, Hernández Pérez (2)
(1) Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Facultad de Ingeniería
Calle Juan Manuel de Rosas 325, CP 3360 - Oberá, Misiones, Argentina
(2) Universidad Central Marta Abreu de Las Villas
Carretera A Camajuaní, Km 51/2, 54830 – Santa Clara, Villa Clara - Cuba
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SUMMARY

We present a case study of a network of existing cooperation in the province of Misiones, Argentina, composed of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Elaboration of black tea and a group of SMEs from sawn wood, formed from the particular initiative of the tea entrepreneur. The aim is to identify the benefits of working in cooperation and, in turn, highlight the lacks when these processes are not performed in a planned and sustainable local oriented development.
The case study that is exposed is a unique, contemporary data survey with establishments belonging to the cooperative network, interviews with entrepreneurs and managers of production, which led to evidence the benefits of cooperation, which include: use of waste, generation of trust between employers and contribution to environmental stewardship. There were also major shortcomings that prevent greater profit derived from the lack of an appropriate methodological instrument to implement this type of cooperative enterprises, among which stands out: poor use of idle resources, lack of process improvements through innovations joint, non-participation of major players and systematic orientation towards the local sustainable development.


KEY WORDS: Business Cooperation; Sustainable Local Development; SME; Case Study.


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