The Modified Mondragon Model and the Necessary Demise of the Current Corporate Form

Proceedings of ‏The 10th International Conference on Modern Research in Management, Economics and Accounting

Year: 2020

DOI:

Fulltex PDF

The Modified Mondragon Model and the Necessary Demise of the Current Corporate Form

Stephen Douglas Beets

 

ABSTRACT: 

As currently designed, the business corporation is primarily designed for one simple purpose: the enrichment of stockholders. Considering the immense size and wealth of many modern corporations, however, this prioritized focus has deleterious ethical consequences, including a burgeoning wealth gap between those who own or manage the corporation and employees. Several individuals and organizations, such as the Business Roundtable, are calling for a redesign of the business corporation to benefit many who are affected by business organizations, such as employees and communities. As corporations are a government construct, national governments can serve a large proportion of their citizenry with an enhanced and innovative corporation design. One such design which may be an improvement on the status quo was developed in the 1950s in the village of Mondragon, Spain. This model is employee-owned with extensive profitsharing, employee training, limits on executive compensation, and financial support for programs of the surrounding community. To illustrate the differences between the status quo corporation and the Mondragon model, financial and accounting information is presented of a sample of large, moderate, and small corporations of the Fortune 500 under both systems, as well as comparative information regarding salaries and stock.

Keywords:corporation design, Mondragon, employee-owned, wealth gap

Template 1

Stephen Douglas Beets

Wake Forest University

Sign up in the newsletter form below to receive the latest news and updates

 

About Cookies on This Site

We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse our website, you agree to our cookie policy