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Paper代写范文-Mondragon Corporation

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  • 作者:博远教育
  • 导读:本文是一篇paper代写范文,这部电影讲的是一家合作公司,蒙德拉贡公司。它是位于巴斯克的一个小城市中的一家合作企业。据影片介绍,西班牙蒙德拉贡公司是一家拥有50多年历史的企业集团的总括组织。
  • 字数:1969 字
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本文是一篇paper代写范文,题目为:Critical Reflection on Mondragon Corporation,这部电影讲的是一家合作公司,蒙德拉贡公司。它是位于巴斯克的一个小城市中的一家合作企业。据影片介绍,西班牙蒙德拉贡公司是一家拥有50多年历史的企业集团的总括组织。

Critical Reflection on Mondragon Corporation

The film is talking about a cooperative company, Mondragon Corporation. It is a collaborative enterprise in a small city which locates in Basque. In accordance with the film, the Spanish company Mondragon is the umbrella organization of an enterprise group with a history of more than 50 years. It consists of 85,000 workers and 15 R & D centers (Workplace, 2014, 14:02). The annual sale is 25 billion Euros. Cooperative workers are autonomous and democratic in this organization. They are divided into four areas, each of which operates autonomously in the overall strategy, coordinated by the corporate center (Workplace, 2014, 15:06)


What is more, Mondragon Corporation owns the cooperative bank and university, and many kinds of enterprises which include high-tech company, manufacture, the chain of supply, and so on (Workplace, 2014 20:42). The corporation follows the concept of "humanity at work," which is based on the spirit of José María Arizmendiarrieta, a devoted, young pastor who arrived in Mondragon, Basque Area in 1941 (Dunn, 2018). After suffering from poverty, hunger, exile, and the Spanish Civil War, due to hatred and tension, the pastor set about revitalizing the community by promoting coexistence and creating fair employment (Dunn, 2018).

First of all, this video broadens my views on the system of cooperative workers. I used to think that the cooperative workers were a very low-feasibility system. However, this film shows the results of Mondragon's implementation of the system, and it causes many benefits. Furthermore, I admire the noble and selfless spirits of the founder of Mondragon Corporation, José María Arizmendiarrieta. A local newspaper reporter Kepa Oliden said that "Imagine how rich he could have been if he had founded a different sort of company. But you will not find anyone driving a Rolls-Royce in Mondragon." (Tremlett, 2019)". It can be found that the founder did not make the company a personal profit organization, but made all employees can profit from this organization. Therefore, the company's income will not be held by a small number of people but will be used to sustain the company and benefit all people, which is very noble.


In accordance with the film, Mondragon Corporation is a federation of 120 companies owned and run by their workers. It has 100,000 employees and 25 billion annual sales. Besides, it has the lowest unemployment in Spain. This video is divided into two parts. The first part was interviews with people who work in Mondragon Corporation, and the second part was a lecture by a university professor about this organization. The first part is short but is also very important because it reflects people's opinions about Mondragon Corporation and explains why it can attract these workers and what benefits it can bring to employees. Firstly, a man said that the goal of Mondragon Cooperatives is to maximize profit and create more jobs for people (2:30). A woman reported that this organization is suitable for everyone. Because if you lost your job, you could not buy the product of our company (2:47). Another person said that when a company's profits decrease, many capital companies will lay off employees. And in this company, you can have a job (4:05). It can be found that the purpose of Mondragon Corporation is to create more job opportunities for people, which can help promote employment and reduce the unemployment rate, which can protect people's essential lives. Moreover, stabilizing employment can encourage the circulation of goods, which is a win-win situation.

What is more, someone also argues that they do not have a boss like other companies, and they are the boss for themselves. Therefore, they will move the company forward together (3:05). Another interviewee said that the majority of people are more integrated and involved, so they are more competitive with the best business in the world. This is the future of the world of work (3:25). It is clear that being one of the company's owners can promote employees' desire for action and a sense of responsibility, which helps to improve the competitiveness of the entire company. Because the company belongs to every member, and the work becomes a part of their lives, everyone does their best to do the job and promote the development of the company. People are no longer content to complete their tasks, but try to help the entire business become better. 

In short, it can be found that people are delighted with working in this institution. First, Mondragon Corporation ensures that everyone has a job. Even if the company's profit is reduced, it will not lay off any employees. The basic survival of employees can be guaranteed. Furthermore, this organization provides employees with a sense of belonging, making them feel that work is no longer a job but a part of life. It is conducive to improving the enthusiasm of employees and the overall competitiveness of the enterprise.

The Mondragon Cooperative is a stunning success. First of all, it has survived for over half a century. It is not very easy for an enterprise to survive for such a long period. Moreover, they have 85.000 members who are also the operators and decision-makers, and they started with six (13:29). Besides, they have schools and universities. At present, Mondragon Corporation is now the largest corporation in the Basque territory (15:12). 

However, this kind of company like Mondragon Corporation is not unique. And this kind of thing has happened in virtually every country on earth. (12:39) The reasons why the Mondragon Corporation has achieved great success in the fifty years need to discuss. The founder, José María Arizmendiarrieta, declared that he managed Mondragon Corporation by using a standard of the modern company (Hannas, 2014). It reveals the goal characteristics of establishing a cooperative alliance, that is, market-oriented economic benefits maximization.

First, it is essential to review the context in which Mondragon Corporation was established. After the civil war, the pastor José María Arizmendiarrieta established Mondragon Corporation. At that time, the condition of the people is very desperate. There are unemployment, poverty, and tensions between Basque people and both the French and Spanish governments.10:44. Therefore, Basque people cannot get benefits from the central government. A local Catholic priest decided the way forward would be for workers to set up their cooperative enterprise, which workers themselves will provide the money to start it because capitalists would not come in there with any money to invest (12:05). Under this worker cooperation system, the workers will run it and make decisions collectively about their labor process and what to do with whatever money they make from the operation. It can be seen that in the context of the times, creating a cooperative company was the right choice. However, ensuring a company's stable development requires a sound management approach. The management of Mondragon Corporation is marked by democracy and humanity.

In accordance with a report, Mondragon Corporation follows ten basic principles, which represent the core of spirits of the founder: 1. Open admission. 2.Democratic organization. 3. The sovereignty of labour4. Instrumental and subordinate nature of capital. 5. Participatory management 6. Payment solidarity 7. Inter-cooperation 8. Social transformation.9. Universality10. Education (Dunn, 2018). These ten principles represent the company's management characteristics: humanities, democracy, freedom, emphasis on education, gender equality, and efficient management. That's why it worked. According to the film, Mondragon Corporation has roughly the same number of male and female employees, which reflects the principle of equality between men and women. Furthermore, when there are too many employees in a company, they will not lay off employees, but send employees to another company or give compensation, which reveals the humanity and democracy of company management. Finally, Mondragon has many schools and universities, which reflects their philosophy of valued education.

The Mondragon cooperative economy is both a successful example and an unrepresentative exception in the development of western collaborative economies. First, many development problems that modern cooperatives face in the capitalist economic system are not as lucky to find solutions and ways as Mondragon (Redondo, 2011). Therefore, the example of Mondragon Corporation is not applicable to all enterprises because it has certain limitations. But this film gives people a new perspective on the management of the business. Therefore, it is well worth reflection and discussion.

In summary, it can be found Mondragon as an excellent example of worker cooperation. This company has demonstrated a unique humanistic care concept, a unique management model, and a long-term development perspective, which have resulted in its results. Mondragon Corporation is indeed an example of a worker cooperation system that is worth studying and exploring. However, it still needs to examine this model critically. It can be found that this Mondragon model has many limitations. Therefore, companies should consider their advantages and disadvantages before deciding whether to implement this model.



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