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Searching the past for future wellbeing: The role of buen vivir in ancient Aztec commerce

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This study examines norms of commerce in Aztec society with the goal of elaborating the manifestation of buen vivir in a historical indigenous context. Buen vivir is a modern yet indigenous-based alternative to Western approaches to development, and roughly translates as the interdependent wellbeing of individuals, communities, and nature. Taking advantage of a unique sixteenth-century ethnographic-based account of Aztec society, we used a grounded-theory methodology to identify and elaborate six norms that shaped Aztec commercial practices. Then we discuss their coherence with buen vivir, as well as with Western approaches to development, from we gain a richer understanding of both
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business history, norms, ethics, grounded theory, buen vivir, Latin America
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good, jason., Vargas, Paloma., Lopez-Morales, Blanca. and Husted, Bryan. "Searching the past for future wellbeing: The role of buen vivir in ancient Aztec commerce" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the BALAS, University of San Diego, San Diego, USA, Mar 21, 2018 <Not Available>. 2018-10-15 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1368513_index.html>

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good, j. , Vargas, P. , Lopez-Morales, B. and Husted, B. , 2018-03-21 "Searching the past for future wellbeing: The role of buen vivir in ancient Aztec commerce" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the BALAS, University of San Diego, San Diego, USA Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2018-10-15 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1368513_index.html

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Abstract: This study examines norms of commerce in Aztec society with the goal of elaborating the manifestation of buen vivir in a historical indigenous context. Buen vivir is a modern yet indigenous-based alternative to Western approaches to development, and roughly translates as the interdependent wellbeing of individuals, communities, and nature. Taking advantage of a unique sixteenth-century ethnographic-based account of Aztec society, we used a grounded-theory methodology to identify and elaborate six norms that shaped Aztec commercial practices. Then we discuss their coherence with buen vivir, as well as with Western approaches to development, from we gain a richer understanding of both


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