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Territory and cooperativism: A spatial analysis of the Spanish region of Andalusia

Vol. 12, No 2, 2019

María del Carmen Pérez González,


University of Cadiz,

Cádiz, Spain


Territory and cooperativism: A spatial analysis of the Spanish region of Andalusia


Lidia Valiente Palma,


University of Cadiz,

Cádiz, Spain





Abstract. This study seeks to identify the behavior of cooperative societies in Andalusia, as well as the environments in which their greater relative importance is evident. The weight of cooperative societies is significantly greater in Andalusia as compared to the rest of Spain. These organizations are noteworthy for acting under social, economic and environmental principles and values, and represent a potential opportunity for the region. The methodology applied for this purpose consists of spatial analysis using descriptive graphing techniques and application of spatial autocorrelation. Among the results obtained, a significant finding is these organizations’ defined behavior as opposed to that of mercantile or traditional businesses. In mapping the weight of cooperativism in Andalusia, this study enables a deeper understanding that could lead to improved design and execution of general and specific territorial policies, and with a greater guarantee of success.


Received: December, 2018

1st Revision: March, 2019

Accepted: May, 2019


DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2019/12-2/16

JEL ClassificationC21, O18, P12, P13, R12

Keywords: territory, cooperative societies, Andalusia, spatial autocorrelation, exploratory spatial data analysis (ESDA)