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Title Innovative approaches to reducing global poverty [electronic resource] / edited by James A.F. Stoner and Charles Wankel.

Imprint Charlotte, N.C. : IAP/Information Age Pub., ©2007.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 242 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Social venture business strategies for reducing poverty / Lisa Easterly and Paul Miesing -- Reducing Poverty through social entrepreneurship : the case of Edun / Brett R. Smith and Terri Feldman Barr -- Sustainable workforce models : lessons from India on training and development of unskilled labor / Cynthia s. Cycyota and Wendy Volkland -- Eco-stacking : a strategy for success in social and business agendas / Neerja Raman -- Banking on women for poverty reduction : portrait of Kenya / Faith Wambura Ngunjiri -- Reducing poverty through strategy and innovation in a Bangladesh community development project / James Spee -- Reducing poverty through successful business : the role of social capital / Peter S. Heslam -- Creating market size : regional strategies for use in the least developed areas of the world / Scott A. Hipsher -- Measuring the contribution of small firms to reducing poverty and increasing social inclusion in the United Kingdom / Fergus Lyon and Marcello Bertotti -- Reducing poverty through retail-led regeneration in disadvantaged neighborhoods : a British perspective / Paul Whysall.
Summary This book presents many innovative approaches to reducing poverty through business commitment involvement, and leadership. Some of these approaches may look promising now at their current level of success but will turn out to be limited in their scalability or in their ability to sustain themselves and endure over time. However, all of them offer fruitful grounds for inquiry and learning. It is our intention that sharing the learning from these projects and initiatives from around the world will be useful to others committed to assisting the poor in escaping from poverty - especially by bringing the poor into productive business activities. It is also our intention that these experiences stimulate ideas for new directions that build upon and go beyond the rich variety of projects and successes described by the authors in this book. The book supports C K. Prahalad's work made available in a number of ways including his very influential book The Fortune at the Bottom ofthe Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty through Profits (Wharton, 2004). Prahalad's work has called attention to creative ways to think about the question ofpoverty and how it might be reduced and eventually eliminated. He suggests ways. ofthinking and acting that break many ofthe traditional rigidities that occur in how we think about markets and business practices. Although one theme ofPrahalad's work relates to the benefits of marketing to the poor by supplying products better fitting the needs of low income individuals and groups, his work also emphasizes ways in which the poor can produce innovatively conceived and designed products for themselves and for others. This emphasis on enabling the poor to become productive is also presented forcefhuly in Craig and Peter Wilson' s, Make Poverty Business: Increase Profits and Reduce Risks by Engaging with the Poor Greenleaf 2006. Like Drucker, they see the real challenge to be helping the poor find work that is productive and sustainable. One of their contributions is their emphasis on the importance of creating access to credit and insurance as an important part of enabling people to achieve productive livelihoods.
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Subject Economic development projects -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
Industries -- Social aspects.
International business enterprises -- Social aspects.
Human capital.
Poor -- Employment -- Developing countries.
People with social disabilities -- Employment -- Developed countries.
Economic development -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Case studies.
Added Author Stoner, James Arthur Finch, 1935-
Wankel, Charles.
Other Form: Print version: Innovative approaches to reducing global poverty. Charlotte, N.C. : IAP/Information Age Pub., ©2007 9781593117528 (DLC) 2007027015 (OCoLC)165180778
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