Main content


Peter Day visits a very unconventional business in the Basque country of Northern Spain. What can other businesses learn from the world's biggest worker cooperative in Mondragon?

There are not many ways to run a company but one group has been organising itself in a very successful alternative way for decades.

It is the Mondragon Group, the world's largest worker cooperative.

It is based in a small city of the same name in the Basque region of Northern Spain and is owned by 70,000 of its workers.

With an eye towards globalisation and innovation, Mondragon is a collection of 256 separate companies in 18 different countries.

Peter Day went to this hive of cooperative expertise to find out what makes this special company really work.

Available now

28 minutes

Last on

Sun 9 Oct 2011 21:32GMT


Advice For Entrepreneurs

Advice For Entrepreneurs

What is the one piece of advice successful global entrepreneurs would offer?

Download this programme

Download this programme

Subscribe to this programme or download individual episodes.