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Economics - Development Economics | Global Poverty Alleviation: A Case Book

Global Poverty Alleviation: A Case Book

Albert, Pauline, Werhane, Patricia, Rolph, Tim (Eds.)

2014, XIV, 358 p. 30 illus., 23 illus. in color.

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  • First presentation of cases demonstrating profitable partnerships
  • Emphasizes the concept of a truly connected (or “flat”) world
  • Combines the strategic business approach necessary to any commerce course with the philosophical foundations
  • Provide context and substance for ethical analysis Includes cases from a broad geographical spectrum

This case book provides examples of multi-stakeholder partnerships that aim to create sustainable enterprises for both the for-profit sectors and for individuals who live in conditions of poverty. Ideal for teaching, after a brief introduction to the case method, the cases are presented as descriptions with no comments or criticisms. The cases are arranged thematically and cover a broad array of solutions in diverse countries including India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Tanzania, the United States, South Africa, Mozambique, Peru, Ghana, Haiti,and Mexico. Specific programs for alleviating—or even eradicating—poverty through profitable partnerships come from myriad sectors such as banking, health, education, infrastructure development, environment, and technology. The cases highlight solutions that focus on bringing about substantive shifts in the conditions of life for those living in poverty.​

Content Level » Upper undergraduate

Keywords » Access to Information - Albina Ruiz Garbage collection in Lima Peru - Albina Ruiz and Lima Peru Garbage - Child-Run Banking Kiosks - Childrens’ Development Bank - Co-Operative Buying to Increase Profit for Farmers - Corporate Social Strategy - Create Jobs for the People Collecting and Processing the Garbage - Decent Labor Conditions - Distributing Female Condoms at Low in Developing Countries - Distributing Water Purification Powder - Female Health Company - Global Poverty Alleviation - Hindustan Lever - Homeless Shelters - Husk Power - ITC e-Choupal - Improve Health and Cleanliness of the Streets - Institute for Integrated Rural Development - KickStart - Manila Water - Mechanisms and Strategies for Poverty Alleviation - Multi-National Corporations - Nike - Privatizing Municipal Water Suppliers - Proctor & Gamble PŪR - Profitable Partnerships - Project Shakti (partner: Unilever) - Providing Familie Access to Pricing Information - Recycling as Fuel for Small Generators - Runaway Street Children - Selling Water Discounted Through Neighborhood Coops - Siongiroi Dairy - Social Entrepreneurship - Zafèn - Zynga Game Network

Related subjects » Applied Ethics & Social Responsibility - Business & Management for Professionals - Development Economics - Social Sciences

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