BiographyElena Meliá-Martí. Agricultural Engineer. Phd in Agricultural economics,2002, Politechnic University of Valencia
University Professsor of agricultural economics, at Politechnic University of Valencia. Current Deputy Director of the Department of Economics and Social Sciences. From 2005 to 2012, Director of the Business Management Research Centre (CEGEA), at Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (SPAIN). Her research interests are agri-food cooperatives, and Entrepreneurial concentration of agri-food cooperatives. She has an extensive experience as an advisor to Cooperatives in merger processes. She has participated in the merger processes that allowed to create some of the largest cooperatives in Spain (Alimer, Vicasol, Grupo Pastores). She serves on the editorial Board of CIRIEC-España. Revista de Economía Pública, Social y Cooperativa. From 2015 to 2018 served on the editorial Board of Service Business.