The Relationship Among Ethics, Governance and Economic Development

Global Journal of Strategies and Governance, v. 4, n. 1, pp. 17 - 29, dec 2011

22 Pages Posted: 8 May 2012

See all articles by Valdir Lameira

Valdir Lameira

INESC Coimbra

Jean E. Harris

Pennsylvania State University - School of Business Administration

Osvaldo Quelhas

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Roberto Pereira

Fluminense Federal University

Date Written: June 22, 2011

Abstract

Using structural equations, this study investigates the relationships among ethics, governance of state and economic development. Statistical evidence was found of relationships among these variables. This statistical evidence suggests that institutions and governments will benefit from acting in proactive ways to promote ethical practices to improve the environment for business and thereby create conditions for growth in trade to further the economic well being of individuals.

Keywords: Ethics, corruption, governance, economic development, organizations, structural equations, GDP growth, gross capital formation, income per capita, government effectiveness

JEL Classification: H00, H10, C30

Suggested Citation

Lameira, Valdir and Harris, Jean E. and Quelhas, Osvaldo and Pereira, Roberto, The Relationship Among Ethics, Governance and Economic Development (June 22, 2011). Global Journal of Strategies and Governance, v. 4, n. 1, pp. 17 - 29, dec 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2054611

Valdir Lameira (Contact Author)

INESC Coimbra ( email )

Rua Antero de Quental, 199, Coimbra
Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-033
Portugal

Jean E. Harris

Pennsylvania State University - School of Business Administration ( email )

777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057-4898
United States
717-948-6157 (Phone)
717-948-6456 (Fax)

Osvaldo Quelhas

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Roberto Pereira

Fluminense Federal University ( email )

Rua Miguel de Frias, 9
Icaraí
Niterói, 24220-900
Brazil

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