This article analyses efforts in Nicaragua to create ethical organisations and an ethical economy. Three societal ethea found in contemporary Nicaragua are examined: the ethos of revolution; the ethos of corruption; the ethos of human development. The emerging ethos of human development provides the most hope for the nation's social and economic evolution. The practices of three successful economic development organisations explicitly aligned with the ethos of human development are described and evaluated 1) a microfinance foundation (FDL) 2) a federation of co-operatives (FENACOOP) 3) a local branch of an international NGO (IO-Nicaragua). The article concludes with additional reflections on the meaning of ethical organisations and an ethical economy in the context of contemporary Nicaragua.

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Mria Serrano, Josep F.; Arenas Vives, Daniel

Societal ethos and economic development organizations in Nicaragua

09/2009
This article analyses efforts in Nicaragua to create ethical organisations and an ethical economy. Three societal ethea found in contemporary Nicaragua are examined: the ethos of revolution; the ethos of corruption; the ethos of human development. The emerging ethos of human development provides the most hope for the nation's social and economic evolution. The practices of three successful economic development organisations explicitly aligned with the ethos of human development are described and evaluated 1) a microfinance foundation (FDL) 2) a federation of co-operatives (FENACOOP) 3) a local branch of an international NGO (IO-Nicaragua). The article concludes with additional reflections on the meaning of ethical organisations and an ethical economy in the context of contemporary Nicaragua.
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Societal ethos and economic development organizations in Nicaragua
Mria Serrano, Josep F.; Arenas Vives, Daniel
Journal of Business Ethics
Vol. 88, n Suplement 2, 09/2009, p. 231 - 244

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