Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: Business Solutions for Poverty Alleviation from Around the World

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: Business Solutions for Poverty Alleviation from Around the World

By: Mr. Paul W. Thurman (author), Dr. Daphne Halkias (editor)Hardback

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In Entrepreneurship and Sustainability the editors and contributors challenge the notion that not-for-profit social entrepreneurship is the only sort that can lead to the alleviation of poverty. Entrepreneurship for profit is not just about the entrepreneur doing well. Entrepreneurs worldwide are leading successful for-profit ventures which contribute to poverty alleviation in their communities. With the challenge of global poverty before them, entrepreneurs continue to develop innovative, business-oriented ventures that deliver promising solutions to this complex and urgent agenda. This book explores how to bring commercial investors together with those who are best placed to reach the poorest customers. With case studies from around the World, the focus of the contributions is on the new breed of entrepreneurs who are blending a profit motive with a desire to make a difference in their communities and beyond borders. A number of the contributions here also recognize that whilst much research has been devoted to poverty alleviation in developing countries, this is only part of the story. Studies in this volume also focus upon enterprise solutions to poverty in pockets of significant deprivation in high-income countries, such as the Appalachia region of the US, in parts of Europe, and the richer Asian countries. Much has been written about the achievements of socially orientated non-profit microfinance institutions. This valuable, academically rigorous but accessible book will help academics, policy makers, and business people consider what the next generation of more commercially orientated banks for the 'bottom billion' might look like.

About Author

Daphne Halkias, PhD. is Senior Research Fellow at The Center for Youth and Family Enterprise, University of Bergamo; Research Affiliate at the Institute for Social Sciences, Cornell University; an Affiliate at Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital at Harvard Medical School: and Research Associate at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, University of California, San Diego. Halkias is CEO of Executive Coaching Consultants and Editor of the International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She is a Member of 'Business Fights Poverty' Paul W. Thurman, MBA, is Clinical Professor, School of International and Public Affairs and Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York. His international teaching, consulting, coaching and management experience spans strategic visioning, operations and change management, and technology strategy and implementation. Thurman sits on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation and is a member of 'Business Fights Poverty'.


Contents: Foreword; Part I Prologue: Prologue: entrepreneurship and sustainability: can business really alleviate poverty?, Daphne Halkias and Paul W. Thurman; Introduction: business fights poverty: how enterprise, technology and people are changing the way we change lives, Zahid Torres-Rahman. Part II Asia: China: entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation: a Chinese case study, Xin Deng; Lebanon: does microcredit alleviate poverty? Entrepreneurship and sustainability in Lebanon, Janine Saba Zakka; Malaysia: entrepreneurship and sustainability in Malaysia: business solutions for poverty alleviation, Norashfah Hanim Yaakop Yahaya Al-Haj; New Zealand: innovation in poverty research: developing measurements for monitoring social policy impacts on poverty, Paul W. Thurman, Franco Vaccarino and Daphne Halkias; Pakistan: the pro-poor innovative female entrepreneur: linking grassroots enterprises to upscale markets in Pakistan, Shehla Riza Arifeen; The Philippines: an entrepreneur's contribution to poverty alleviation in the Philippines, Andrea Santiago and Fernando Roxas. Part III Africa: East Africa: ethnic supplies: empowering African women through sustainable entrepreneurship, Mirka Fragoudakis, Patrick Akrivos and Daphne Halkias; Nigeria: poverty alleviation consequences of rural educational enterprise: a case study of Madonna University in Elele, Nigeria, Chinyere Nwajiuba, Chinedum Nwajiuba and Kingsley Nwaodu; South Africa: empowering women entrepreneurs in the fight against poverty: the case of the Coca-Cola Company, Chris M. Adendorff; Uganda: Noir/Illuminati II: defining socially responsible affordable luxury clothing, Benoit Leleux; Zambia: a collaborative multi-stakeholder approach to entrepreneurship skills development in Zambia, Ekanath Khatiwada and Norma Juma. Part IV Europe: Cyprus: the Women's Cooperative Bank, Ioannis Violaris and Athanasia Tziortzi; Czech Republic: social entrepreneurship in the Czech Republic, Eva Abramuszkinova Pavlikova; Greece: mastiha from the island of Chios, Greece: a case of sustainable and distributed entrepreneurship, Ioannis N. Katsikis and Klas Eric Soderquist; Italy: the interplay between sustainability and family entrepreneurship: an Italian case study, Giovanna Campopiano, Lucio Cassia and Alfredo De Massis; Russia: entrepreneurship and sustainability: business solutions for poverty alleviation from around the world, Natalia Vinokurova, Irina Kratko, Valeria Raskutina and Natalia Nazarenko; Scotland: cutting it: creating space for the knowledge intensive economy, Claire Seaman and Stuart Graham; United Kingdom: can issues of poverty be addressed through the emergence of relationally embedded social franchises?, Fiori A. Zafeiropoulou and Adrian Woods. Part V The Americas: Colombia: 'kambiri', an entrepreneurial alternative for Afro-descendent women displaced by violence, Melquicedec Lozano, Kathy Overbeke and Keanon Alderson; California, USA: supporting the green economy in India: driving global change through local action, Sylva M. Caracatsanis, Shaherose Charania and Emily Goligoski; South Carolina, USA: sustainability and social responsibility in a family sandwich shop: a case study, Teresa L. Smith and Jean-Luc E. Grosso. Epilogue; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781409428732
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781409428732
  • weight: 738
  • ISBN10: 1409428737

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