The Singularity of Agrarian Cooperatives Management: Cooperatives Positioning in the Olive Oil Sector in Spain

Yolanda Montegut, Eduard Cristóbal, Frederic Marimon


Cooperatives are the basis of the social economy in many agricultural sectors. This research work investigates
the management situation of the olive oil cooperatives in Spain. The study identifies a typology of cooperatives
based on their attitudes towards the sector. A positioning map of the different types of cooperatives is then
established on the basis of their characteristics. The study concludes with important managerial aspects of

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