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Pharmacy on a Bicycle: Innovative Solutions for Global Health and Poverty

Authors: Bing, Eric G.; Epstein, Marc J.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication Year: 2013

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Millions are dying from diseases that we can easily and inexpensively prevent, diagnose, and treat. Why? Because even though we know exactly what people need, we just can’t get it to them. They are dying not because we can’t solve a medical problem but because we can’t solve a logistics problem. Eric G. Bing and Marc J. Epstein lay out a solution: a new kind of bottom-up health care that is delivered at the source.

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Aspire Foundation - Charting a Social Bricoleur's Growth

Authors: Dhayanithy, Deepak; Anderson, Brian
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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A non-governmental organization dedicated to improving underprivileged rural children’s access to quality education in southern India has grown considerably in the seven years since its inception. In considering a growth strategy, the organization’s two founders and managing trustees consider the roles of social value creation, funds sustainability, organizational visibility, resources constraints and how the relationships among these factors affect the organization’s future plans.

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Digital Opportunity Trust's Business Model for Social Enterprise Work

Authors: Jamali, Dima; Azad, Bijan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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A social enterprise organization, whose mission is to battle poverty and gender discrimination through providing access to technology, is faced with the prospect of losing some or all of its government funding in a time of global recession. The organization’s striking success has been driven by its innovativeness and, more particularly, its noticeable efforts to reconcile the corporate and non-profit aspects of doing business, along with the challenges that come with it, without compromising the quality of the social enterprise brand that it is bringing forward.

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Embrace (A, B, C, D)

Authors: Anand, Mridula; Nandkumar, Anand; Dhanaraj, Charles
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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The Embrace case series provides an engaging context to understand social innovation, by taking students through a sequence of critical decisions from opportunity analysis and market feasibility study to formulating a competitive strategy and developing business models for growth. The focus of the case is on an innovative idea to solve the problem of a high number of fatalities in premature births in rural India, and the potential for an affordable product.

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Embrace (A, B, C, D)

Authors: Anand, Mridula; Nandkumar, Anand; Dhanaraj, Charles
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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The Embrace case series provides an engaging context to understand social innovation, by taking students through a sequence of critical decisions from opportunity analysis and market feasibility study to formulating a competitive strategy and developing business models for growth. The focus of the case is on an innovative idea to solve the problem of a high number of fatalities in premature births in rural India, and the potential for an affordable product.

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Texas Contractors Say Playing By The Rules Doesn't Pay

Author: Goodwyn, Wade
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles; Multimedia
Source: NPR
Publication Year: 2013

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Homes in Texas are cheap, but that affordability comes at a price...

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Construction Booming In Texas, But Many Workers Pay Dearly

Author: Goodwyn, Wade
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles; Multimedia
Source: NPR
Publication Year: 2013

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Homebuilding and commercial construction may be an economic driver for the state, but it's also an industry riddled with hazards. Years of illegal immigration have pushed wages down, and accidents and wage fraud are common.

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OrganJet and GuardianWings

Authors: Battilana, Julie; Weber, James
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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In late 2010, Sridhar Tayur came up with an imaginative solution to a problem in the U.S. human organ transplant system...

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Creating Sustainable Businesses through Social Intrapreneurism

Authors: Grayson, David; Spitzeck, Heiko; Alt, Elisa; McLaren, Melody
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management
Publication Year: 2013

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This Occasional Paper explores the “enabling environment” for social intrapreneurs and identifies key factors that enable (and disable) innovation...

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CloudFlare, Inc.: Running Hot?

Authors: Eisenmann, Thomas R.; Godden, Alex
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2013

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In July 2012, the cofounders of CloudFlare, a Silicon Valley startup that protects websites and accelerates their traffic, are considering the implications of five employees' resignations over the prior three months. Was this natural attrition for a high-tech venture with a staff of 35 experiencing explosive growth, or were the resignations symptomatic of bigger issues with CloudFlare's culture and management processes?

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