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Reversal of Fortune: Geography and Institutions in the Making of the Modern World Income Distribution

Authors: Acemoglu, Daron; Johnson, Simon; Robinson, James A.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source:
Publication Year: 2002

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Among countries colonized by European powers during the past 500 years, those that were relatively rich in 1500 are now relatively poor.

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Fundacion Comunitaria Oxaca (FCO)

Authors: Serrano, L; Maass, Angel
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2005

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Describes the story of one of the first geographically focused foundations in Mexico, which was created by a group of international foundations (Rockefeller Foundation, International Youth Foundation, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and Kellogg Foundation), and later joined by renowned businessmen and social leaders from Oaxaca, to respond to the social conflicts in the southern region of the country (ie, Chiapas)...

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Cultivating Social Enterprise in Peru: A Portfolio Approach

Authors: Branzei, Oana; Dutkiewicz, J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2008

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A consultant with CARE Enterprise Partners (CEP) is tasked to provide consulting for three social enterprises in different stages of development, each benefiting from CEP funding and support.

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Twenty-First Century Leaders

Authors: Trujillo, D; Gutierrez, R
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2003

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The Twenty-First Century Leaders Program was launched by a group of business leaders from the Presidential Forum of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota. Ten business leaders and private schools agreed on a common objective: to improve the quality of education in Colombia.

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Video: Cynthia Carroll Responds on the Role of Business in Africa

Author: Carroll, Cynthia
Product Type: Multimedia
Source: World Economic Forum
Publication Year: 2007

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Speaking at the World Economic Forum on Africa, Cynthia Carroll, Chief Executive of Anglo American, emphasizes that the company plays an important part in developing countries not only from a perspective of capital investments in infrastructure, growth and development, but also in terms of developing long-term partnerships with governments that address health-related issues, education and training, as well as small and medium enterprise development...

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VidaGas: VillageReach - The Mozambican Foundation for Community Development Joint Venture

Authors: Watson, Noel; Kraiselburd, Santiago
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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This case describes the evolution of a liquid petroleum gas (LPG) distributor start-up, incubated by two not-for-profit NGOs to help improve the vaccine cold chain in Northern Mozambique.

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Business-First Economic Development Benefits the Inner City: A Partnership of the Eaton Corporation Navy Controls Division and The Northwest Side Community Development Corporation

Authors: Stegman, Michael A. M.; Lobenhofer, Jennifer S.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Center for Community Capitalism, in the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, UNC-Chapel Hill
Publication Year: 2001

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The case illustrates the way in which real, significant engagement with community-based organizations and public officials has played a critical role in helping one branch of a major employer remain competitive in the context of the declining defense industry...

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Nidan: Tapping into 'the Wealth of the Poor' -- Their Numbers

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Publication Year: 2009

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Based in Patna, Bihar, with additional operations in the states of Jharkhand, Delhi and Rajasthan, Nidan comprises "a range of cooperatives, self-help groups, trade unions, and individual and community businesses launched by Nidan that have positioned unorganized workers as legitimate competitors in India's globalizing markets," according to the Khemka Foundation's website.

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Louder Than Words: Lawyers, Communities and the Struggle for Justice

Author: Hair, Penda
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Rockefeller Foundation
Publication Year: 2003

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This interesting report of the Rockefeller Foundation looks at stunning cases of civil rights abuse of workers, voters, and students in different states.

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Market and the Mountain Kingdom: Change in Lesotho's Textile Industry

Authors: Abdelal, Rawi; Maurer, Noel; Musacchio, Aldo; Abrami, Regina M.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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In Maseru, the capital of the Kingdom of Lesotho, the stirrings of industrialization and modernization were promising, and more than 50,000 workers, mostly women, were employed in the textile sector; the figure reflected more than a threefold increase in just a few years.

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The Xiamen PX Project: the Rule of Contract or Citizens in China Today

Authors: Zhang, Weigi; Abrami, Regina M.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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This case examines the effect of environmental activism on China's investment climate, focusing on the petrochemical sector. This case is suitable for courses in international business, business and society, and doing business in China and/or the developing world.

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A Challenge for India

Author: Prasso, Sheridan
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: strategy+business
Publication Year: 2008

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N.R. Narayana Murthy, chief mentor and cofounder of Infosys Technologies, sees a bright future for developing countries — if they can use their success to address the problems of poverty.

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Third-Sector Development: Making Up for the Market

Author: Gunn, Christopher
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Cornell University, ILR Press
Publication Year: 2004

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Nonprofit corporations, cooperatives, and credit unions constitute an alternative avenue of hope and action for communities that have come up short in the normal operation of the market economy. These organizations comprise the third sector, which accounts for approximately 10 percent of U.S. economic activity.

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MedShare International: Perfecting and Expanding the Model

Authors: Blum, Terry C.; Thomas, Robert
Product Type: Cases
Source: Terry C. Blum; Robert Thomas
Publication Year: 2008

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The mission of MedShare International is to reach people in need with vital medical materials using surplus medical supplies and equipment...

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The Impact of the Second-hand Clothing Trade on Developing Countries

Authors: Baden, Sally; Barber, Catherine
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Oxfam
Publication Year: 2005

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The global trade in second-hand clothing is worth more than $1 billion each year. Supporters of the SHC industry point out that the trade creates employment in the receiving countries and provides low-cost clothing for people living in poverty. At the same time, however, there are concerns that the trade may be undermining local textile and garment industries, and livelihoods in some developing countries.

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A Confrontation of Mindsets: French Retailers Operating in Poland

Authors: Hurt, M.; Hurt, S.
Product Type: Cases
Source: The CASE Journal
Publication Year: 2009

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This case traces the history of French retailers setting up operations in Poland in the mid-1990s. The case, however, is set in 2006 when a top retailing executive recalls the important watershed period of 1996-1997 when the expatriate managers in charge of setting up the first hypermarkets encountered great difficulties with their new Polish recruits.

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Celtel Nigeria: Towards Serving The Rural Poor (A, B)

Authors: Kupp, M.; Anderson, J.
Product Type: Cases
Source:
Publication Year: 2009

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The cases explore Celtel Nigeria's innovative approach to serving the rural poor. The company has experienced considerable success in serving Nigeria's cities and larger towns, but has only recently shifted its attention to serving poorer consumers in rural areas - a massive but as of yet untapped market.

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Video: Eco Biz- Green MBA

Author: Samuelson, Judith
Product Type: Multimedia; Interviews
Source: Sundance Channel
Publication Year: 2007

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Executive Director Judith Samuelson was featured on the Sundance Channel's EcoBiz series, which highlights profiles of people making big ecological advances within the business world. In this short video, Judith discusses her work to green the MBA and bring today's business world in line with an environmentally challenged world.

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Sustainable Supply Chains

Author: UN Global Compact
Product Type: Cases
Source: UN Global Compact Learning Forum
Publication Year: 2005

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In June 2003 a Global Compact Policy Dialogue gathered more than 200 representatives from business, civil society, academia and UN agencies at UN headquarters to identify problems and solutions related to supply chain management and partnerships.

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Levi Strauss & Company

Our Jeans Are Not… Proudly Made in the USA

Author: Rarick, Charles
Product Type: Cases
Source: Barry University
Publication Year: 2003

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Levi Strauss and Company proudly maintains an image of social responsibility. This case explores the change in strategic direction for the firm and the ethical questions raised with the closure of the North American manufacturing operations.

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Control Data Corporation and the Urban Crisis

Authors: Nicholas, Tom; Singleton, Laura G.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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Control Data Corporation considers its response to the assassination of renowned civil rights activist Martin Luther King.

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St. Louis

Inner City Economic Development

Authors: Porter, Michael E.; Habiby, Anne S.; LaSala, Joanna
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2006

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Describes the history and challenges of the economically distressed inner city areas of St. Louis, a major U.S. metropolitan area...

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Corporate Social Responsibility: A Change in Climate

Author: The Economist
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Economist Special Report
Publication Year: 2008

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For some companies the gains to be had from cutting waste and improving energy use are very large.

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New Markets, New Opportunities?: Economic and Social Mobility in a Changing World

Author: Birdsall, Nancy
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Brookings Institution Press
Publication Year: 1999

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Many of the countries that have recently converted to a market-based economic system have also experienced an alarming increase in income inequality a widening gap between the haves and have nots. But to what extent is the increase in inequality also increasing the opportunities for economic advancement particularly for those at the bottom of the economic ladder?

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State Farm Insurance and Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago

Insuring a Future

Author: Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
Product Type: Cases
Source: Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
Publication Year: 2004

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To extend its insurance services and live up to its “Good Neighbor” reputation, State Farm Insurance teamed up with Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago to deliver insurance products and education to low-income communities.

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KaBOOM!

Authors: Austin, James E.; Porraz, Jose M.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2002

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KaBOOM! is a nonprofit organization developing playgrounds in partnership with corporations and communities...

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Airport Express Metro Line: Infrastructure Project Financing and Implementation Through Public Private Partnership

Authors: Chaudhary, Hukam Singh; Kumar, Sushil; Aggarwal, Vijay; Bajaj, Gita
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The case describes the delivery of an urban public transportation project through a public private partnership in Delhi. In the recent past in India, the public private partnership model of infrastructure development had emerged as a dominant model due to its certain desirable characteristics.

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Female Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

Authors: Jones, Geoffrey G.; Lefort, Alexis
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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There are higher rates of female entrepreneurship in developing countries than developed countries, but necessity is often the main driver in lower income countries. Explores the challenges facing women arising from societal inequality, including lack of educational provision, and difficulties in securing funding.

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Ten People Who Could Change The World

Revolutionaries

Author:
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Forbes.com
Publication Year: 2007

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What does it take to produce a world-changing breakthrough? Humans try again and again to arrive at a formula...

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Kipp National, 2002 (B): Managing a School Network

Author: Leschly, Stig
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2003

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Continues the history of the KIPP Academies--two high-performing public middle schools founded in 1995 by Michael Fineberg and David Levin in Houston and New York.

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Fighting Malnutrition and Hunger in the Developing World

Authors: Goldberg, Ray A.; Petkoski, Djordjija; Herman, Kerry
Product Type: Notes
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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The millennium objectives of reducing poverty and malnutrition are not being met. How do the private, public, and NGO sectors of society work together to achieve better results and include the recipients in the process?

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When Workers Share in Profits: Effort and Responses to Shirking

CEP Discussion Paper No 882

Author: Freeman, Richard B.
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers; Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Centre for Economic Performance
Publication Year: 2008

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This paper summarizes new evidence from the “Shared Capitalism” Project on the extent to which workers’ earnings depend on the performance of their firm or work group in the US and advanced European countries and on the impact of sharing arrangements on economic behavior.

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Fundacion Esquel

Author:
Product Type: Web Sites
Source:
Publication Year: 2004

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Fundacion Esquel is dedicated to advancing sustainable human development, quality of life for the poor, and the construction of a democratic and united society in Ecuador...

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Patrimonio Hoy

Authors: Segel, Arthur I.; Chu, Michael; Herrero, Gustavo A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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Patrimonio Hoy is a program targeting the housing needs of the low-income population by CEMEX, a major Mexican company and a leading global cement producer. Originally conceived as a project to understand the customers in the self-construction segment better, a major component of Mexican home-building concentrated in low-income neighborhoods, Patrimonio Hoy has generated recognition and good will for the company.

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Advanced Micro Devices and Capital Area Training Foundation

Developing a Well-Trained Workforce

Author: Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
Product Type: Cases
Source: Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
Publication Year: 2004

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Advanced Micro Devices has developed a collaborative model to support the development of a well-trained local workforce at the company's primary manufacturing site in Austin, TX.

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Seth Goldman: Brewing Organic Tea with a Mission-based Business Model

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Publication Year: 2008

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In 1998, social entrepreneur Seth Goldman founded Honest Tea, the nation's best-selling and fastest-growing organic bottled tea company, with a business professor from the Yale School of Management.

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G8 Summit Declaration on "Growth and Responsibility in Africa" Underlines Importance of Private Sector Development

Author:
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: G8 Summit 2007 Heiligendamm
Publication Year: 2007

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The G8 statement focuses most notably on some key issues for private sector development, including the need to develop infrastructure, reduce the regulatory burden, improve the functioning of financial markets, rule of law and enforcement of property rights...

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The New Global Challengers

How 100 Top Companies from Rapidly Developing Economies Are Changing the World

Authors: Aguiar, Marcos; Bhattacharya, Arindam; Bradtke, Thomas; Cotte, Pascal; Dertnig, Stephan; Meyer, Michael
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: The Boston Consulting Group
Publication Year: 2006

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In our discussions with executives at the world's largest companies, globalization and its challenges are often at the top of the agenda. Invariably, one key question comes up: Which are the new companies based in China, India, and other rapidly developing economies that I need to know about? Executives recognize that a new class of company is arising in the world today-- a group of emerging challengers that are becoming important players in both developing and developed markets around the globe.

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Business Solutions for the Global Poor

Creating Social and Economic Value

Authors: Rangan, V. Kasturi; Herrero, Gustavo A.; Quelch, John A.; Barton, Brooke
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Jossey-Bass Publishers
Publication Year: 2007

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Based on research presented at The Harvard Business School's first-ever conference on business approaches to poverty alleviation, Business Solutions for the Global Poor brings together perspectives from leading academics and corporate, non-profit and public sector managers...

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Attracting the Unbanked

Author: Winterboer, Tom
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Africa Investor
Publication Year: 2006

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Africa has a massive unbanked rural market, with potential customers in the outer lying areas waiting for the arrival of banks that can overcome the challenges of penetrating areas where there is inadequate infrastructure and minimal distribution networks...

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Yangcheng

AES in China

Author: Vietor, Richard H.K.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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Explores issues of foreign direct investment as they pertain to the environment. Do U.S. multi-national corporations run operations abroad at the same level of environmental efficacy as in their home country? If not, why not?

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The Real Green IT Machine

Author: Allen, B.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 2009

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A large bank is attempting to cost justify a proposed, large (60,000 sq ft) data center based upon energy savings achieved through 'green' technology, principally through water cooling and energy recovery.

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How Hany El Miniawy Designs Low-cost Homes for Egypt's Poor, One Community at a Time

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Arabic Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2010

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Most poor Egyptians live on the peripheries -- in the desert, in villages, on the outskirts of cities. This gives rise to a huge informal housing sector that is built without government permission. El Miniawy founded ADAPT (Appropriate Development Architecture and Planning Technologies) to build low cost homes for poor and marginalized communities in Egypt and Algeria.

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Motivating Employee-Owners in ESOP Firms: Human Resource Policies and Company Performance

National Bureau of Economic Research’s Shared Capitalism Research Project

Authors: Kruse, Douglas; Freeman, Richard B.; Blasi, Joseph; Buchele, Robert; Scharf, Adria; Rodgers, Loren; Mackin, Christopher
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Industrial Relations Research Association
Publication Year: 2003

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The growth of ESOPs over the past 25 years is part of a general growth in compensation arrangements linking worker pay to company performance, including profit sharing, gain-sharing, and broad-based stock options in addition to the various methods of employee ownership.

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From Spare Change to Real Change: The Social Sector as a Beta Site for Innovation

Author:
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 1999

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Corporations are continually looking for new sources of innovation. Today several leading companies are beginning to find inspiration in an unexpected place: the social sector...

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Scaling Up Poverty Reduction

Case Studies in Microfinance

Author: The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, The World Bank
Publication Year: 2005

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The problem is not establishing whether microfinance works. The problem is how to increase its scale exponentially. To achieve massive scale and fulfill its huge potential, microfinance must become fully integrated into developing countries' mainstream financial systems. These cases range from Central Asia, South Asia, Latin America, and Africa, and include traditional non-governmental organizations, commercial banks, agricultural banks, and building societies.

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Sheikh Mohammed and the Making of 'Dubai, Inc.'

Authors: Mayo, Anthony J.; Nohria, Nitin; Mendhro, Umaimah; Cromwell, Johnathan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid AI Maktoum has converted Dubai from a sleepy little coastal village into a world-class city, famous for its ambition, drive, and economic promise.

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Globalization in the Apparel and Textile Industries: What is New and What is Not?

Authors: Abernathy, Frederick H.; Dunlop, John T.; Hammond, Janice H.; Weil, David
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Stanford Business Books
Publication Year: 2003

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What's all the fuss about the globalization of the textile and apparel industries? This paper sketches out the important changes that have occurred in the distribution of products in the U.S. market and then demonstrates why the calculus of sourcing decisions has changed.

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For Suppliers, the Pressure Is On

Author: Deutsch, Claudia H.
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2007

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Home Depot did not sell organic roses this past Mother's Day. Why? There were no cheap local ones available. And the amount of carbon that would have been emitted by shipping cheap ones from Venezuela seemed to eclipse any environmental benefit of avoiding pesticides and such.

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Shorebank and Indecorp (A, B, C)

Authors: Powell, Elizabeth A.; McMillen, Sheila
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 1998

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White-owned Shorebank, owner of the Chicago community-development bank South Shore Bank, must decide whether to acquire another Chicago institution, Indecorp, at that time the largest black-owned U.S. financial institution. The A case reviews the history of South Shore Bank, recounting its rejection of "redlining," its commitment to community reinvestment, and its excellent lending record in a predominantly low-income, minority neighborhood...

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