Alleviating Poverty Through Business Strategy : Global Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship

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  • Copyright: 2010-03-15
  • Publisher: SPRINGER - VERLAG

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There is a growing realization that business development is the most effective weapon in fighting world poverty. How the for-profit model can be harnessed to provide the poor with a share in the world's prosperity is discussed through actual cases, and nested in innovative theories of business, social sciences, and philosophy.

Author Biography

Charles Wankel is Associate Professor of Management, St. John’s University.

Table of Contents

Tables and Figuresp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: A Variety of Approaches to Alleviating Poverty through Business Strategyp. 1
The End of Foreign Aid as We Know It: The Profitable Alleviation of Poverty in a Globalized Economyp. 5
Innovative Business Approaches and Poverty: Toward a First Evaluationp. 33
Information and Communication Technology for Poverty Alleviation through Education and Healthcare—The India Experiencep. 61
A Collaborative-Systemic Strategy Addressing the Dynamics of Poverty in Guatemala: Converting Seeming Impossibilities into Strategic Probabilitiesp. 73
In Search of Sustainable Social Mission Ventures to Alleviate Povertyp. 99
Scrutinizing the Link between Poverty and Business Strategy: What Can We Learn from the Case of Shuttle Traders in Laleli, Istanbul?p. 123
Alleviating Poverty Using Microfranchising Models: Case Studies and a Critiquep. 149
Using Business to Create a More Vibrant Craft Sectorp. 171
Doing Well by Doing Good—Strategizing for the Bottom of the Pyramid in Indiap. 191
Marketing in Subsistence Marketplacesp. 209
List of Contributorsp. 233
Indexp. 239
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