The Mondragon federative complex of worker cooperative, despite some problems is an impressive achievement. They have been able to establish at scale a counter example of how enterprises can be run on the basis of democratic governance. While their modal grows out of conditions unique to the Basque region there is much to be learned from them and features of their modal can be incorporated to fit circumstances in other countries.
Father Maria Jose Arrismendiarreta worked with the Mondragon community in the early 1940s and went on to inspire and mentor his former pupils to set up the Mondragon federation of coops. The January / february 2015 magazine of Modragon Corporation TUlandkide, celebrates the centenary of Jose Maria’s birth with an issue dedicated to him .