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World Health Partners: Leveraging Entrepreneurship for Health Care Delivery

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2014

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When Kumar got an opportunity to start a SkyHealth center as a franchisee of World Health Partners (WHP), a New Delhi-based non-profit, he decided to take it. “For a villager, however much he may want to, it is next-to-impossible to consult a doctor in the city. Technology has now made it possible. I took up the WHP franchisee because I was sure it would work,” says Kumar.

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Bringing Israeli Innovation to Africa

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Interviews; Multimedia
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2014

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In 2008, Borowich-Ya’ari set up Innovation: Africa, a non-profit that brings Israeli innovation to African villages. In five years, Innovation: Africa has provided electricity, clean water, food and medical care to more than 450,000 people in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda.

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Business Is About Innovation, So Why Do We Teach It In The Same Old Way?

Author: Freeman, R. Edward
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Forbes.com
Publication Year: 2013

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We are already know that MOOCs are a disruptive innovation in higher education. That issue is pretty much a foregone conclusion. The curious thing is that it has taken this long for it to happen…

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PATH and the Safe Water Project (A, B, C, D)

Seeking Market-Based Solutions to Global Health Challenges; Empowering the Poor through User-Centered Design; Improving Access to Safe Water Through Innovative Sales and Distribution Models; Making Safe Water Products More Affordable

Authors: Zenios, Stefanos A.; Denend, Lyn; Elliott, Tim
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2013

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This case provides an overview of the nonprofit organization PATH and its Safe Water Project-a five-year effort launched in late 2006 with $17 million in funding from the global development unit of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Over the course of the grant, PATH conducted approximately 10 pilots in four countries. In the process, the Safe Water Project team accumulated substantial insights related to user-centered design, access, and affordability...

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Low-carbon, Indigenous Innovation in China

Author: Vietor, Richard H.K.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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For the past seven years or so, the Chinese government has been powering ahead with industrial policies to promote low-carbon energy technologies--wind, solar, electric batteries and vehicles, nuclear power, and even carbon capture and sequestration. The net effects of these initiatives leave low-carbon energy industries in the United States in the dust...

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Samasource: Give Work, Not Aid

Authors: Gino, Francesca; Staats, Bradley R.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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Different from traditional business process outsourcing companies, Samasource relied on a marginalized population of workers to execute the work. The case explores how the company can grow its capability to help individuals around the globe through the provision of digital work.

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Insider Trading 2011: How Technology and Social Networks Have 'Friended' Access to Confidential Information

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2011

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Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group hedge fund in New York, has been found guilty on all counts in one of the largest insider trading cases in U.S history. Amid the discussions on that case and on insider trading generally, the role of technology in communicating information has often been overlooked.

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The Future of Work: What It Means for Individuals, Businesses, Markets and Governments

Author: Bollier, David
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program
Publication Year: 2011

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The Future of Work examines the challenges to conventional notions of work and organization brought on by new digital technologies and trends. As the velocity of change increases, institutions and individuals must adapt.

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Google Books: Liberating the World’s Information, or Appropriating It?

Authors: Stromberg, Eric; Sheth, Romeen
Product Type: Cases
Source: Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University
Publication Year: 2011

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Discusses the ethical and political issues arising from Google’s plan to digitize the world’s books.

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Employee Ownership and the Entrepreneurial Spirit: The Case of HCSS

Authors: Roche, Olivier; Shipper, Frank
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University
Publication Year: 2010

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Heavy Construction Systems Specialists, Inc. [HCSS] designs and sells hi-tech software to the heavy/highway construction industry. The case describes a unique corporate culture that has made HCSS a business success in a highly competitive industry.

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