Indupalma was conducted as a plantation in the first 30 years. Labor unions arose in response to the financial and government crisis that Indupalma to the brink of bankruptcy led to the early 1990s. Workers and farmers associations formed autonomous business units (such as cooperatives, micro-enterprises and associations) who sold their services to create Indupalma. The company invested a lot of resources in the technical and administrative training, and human re … Read more »

Indupalma was conducted as a plantation in the first 30 years. Labor unions arose in response to the financial and government crisis that Indupalma to the brink of bankruptcy led to the early 1990s. Workers and farmers associations formed autonomous business units (such as cooperatives, micro-enterprises and associations) who sold their services to create Indupalma. The company invested a lot of resources in the technical and administrative training and development of human resources for employees. The improved performance of the employees and the financial viability of the company was recovered. Today, the cooperatives are many social and economic challenges, the role of Indupalma addressing these challenges (intervention, paternalism, empowerment or indifference) is to test the soundness and actual impact of the development process provided
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Diana Fernandez,
Diana M. Trujillo,
Roberto Gutierrez
Source: Social Enterprise Knowledge Network
21 pages.
Publication Date: Sep 16, 2003. Prod #: SKE026-PDF-ENG
Indupalma and the work associated cooperatives, 1991-2002 HBR case solution

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