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

Paperback | March 15, 2010

byCharles Wankel

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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. 

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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. 

Charles Wankel is associate professor of Management at Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John's University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.58 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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THE CONTEXT * Introduction: The Context of Alleviating Business Strategy--Charles Wankel * The End of Foreign Aid as We Know It: The Profitable Alleviation of Poverty in a Globalized Economy--Scott Kelley, Patricia H. Werhane, and Laura P. Hartman * Innovative Business Approaches and Poverty: Toward a First Evaluation--Emmanuel Raufflet, Alain Berranger, and Alam Aguilar-Platas * Information and Communication Technology for Alleviating Poverty in Developing Nations--Nilay Yajnik * NGOs AND UNIVERSITIES * A Collaborative-Systemic Strategy Addressing the Dynamics of Poverty in Guatemala--James L. Ritchie-Dunham * In Search of Sustainable Social Mission Ventures to Eliminate Poverty--Shelby McIntyre * COMMUNITIES AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP * Scrutinizing the Link between Poverty and Business Strategy: What Can We Learn from the Case of Shuttle Traders in Laleli--Mine Eder and Özlem Öz * Dynamics of Value Creation and Value Appropriation in Network-based Enterprises--Oana Branzei * Alleviating Poverty Using Microfranchising Models: Case Studies and a Critique--Lisa Jones Christensen * BUSINESS INITIATIVES * Developing Export Capacity among Craft Manufacturers--Jan Hack Katz * Doing Well by Doing Good: Unilever's Contribution to India's Poorest--Wolfgang Amann, Shiban Khan * Marketing Strategies for Subsistence Marketplaces--Madhu Viswanathan, Srinivas Sridharan, and Robin Ritchie