Alleviating Poverty Through Business Strategy

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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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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780230104044
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/13/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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

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Table of Contents

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

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