This book provides a combination of case studies and current action research describing how businesses and civil society organizations are working to alleviate poverty in local and global communities. It intends to provide conceptual and research rationales for why management education and management institutions must address the issue of poverty. The book responds to one of the major findings from the research of the PRME Working Group on Poverty that the topic of poverty still lacks a strong business case for management educators and program/institutional administrators. The distinctive features of this book are that it: (1) includes examples of small and medium-sized (SME) businesses; (2) deals with the issue of poverty as a human rights violation; (3) explores the issue of absolute versus relative poverty; (4) deals with leadership challenges in organizations committed to poverty alleviation; and (5) discusses the issues in terms of management education’s responsibility for setting new management, research institutional and intellectual agendas. The first of two books to be produced by the PRME Working Group on Poverty, Socially Responsive Organizations and The Challenge of Poverty aims to provide both researchers and practitioners with the most wide-ranging coverage yet published on how business can be a positive force in alleviating poverty and how management education needs to adapt to this increasingly crucial prerogative.
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Fighting poverty as a challenge for business and management education: Socially responsive organisations and the challenge of povertyMilenko Gudić, Carole Parkes and Al RosenbloomSection 1. What are the issues?1. Human poverty – measuring relative deprivation from basic achievements: A comparative study for 144 countries over the period 1990–2010 Ewa Lechman2. Poverty in the context of Africa: poorest of the poor? Charles A. Malgwi3. Integrating energy into poverty dialogue William M. O’Keefe and Hsu O’Keefe4. Fighting poverty at the bottom of the pyramid: Case studies on water market projects Elio Borgonovi, Paola Roberta Boscolo and Francesca Calò5. Poverty, human rights and responsibilities Gary Lynch-Wood6. Inclusiveness in BoP ventures Nicolas Chevrollier, Andre Nijhof, Wendy van der Klein and Michiel Brandt7. Measuring businesses’ inclusiveness: New drivers from the inclusive market approach Cláudio Bruzzi Boechat, Junia Faria, Mariana Pimenta and Marília Carneiro FerreiraCase study 1: Fighting poverty as a challenge for business and management education: Developing business models for alleviating poverty: a case study of Stora Enso in Lao PDRBrita Prejer, Sebastian Levall and Cecilia Mark-HerbertCase study 2: Lend Lease: An inclusive approach to fighting povertyVal Lowman, OBESection 2: What are the global, regional and local leadership challenges?8. CSOs in marginalised communities: The case of the informal settlements of Buenos Aires Ann Mitchell9. Slum tourism and its controversies from a management perspective Fabian Frenzel10. How does Brazil fight contemporary slavery?: A research and education agenda in management André Ofenhejm Mascarenhas, Sylmara Lopes Francelino Gonçalves Dias and Rodrigo Martins Baptista11. Poverty in a contested terrain: The case of Palestine Lama Al-Arda12. The condition of the Roma population in Bosnia and Herzegovina Željka Jungić, Tarik Palić, Subha Halitović and Lejla SivicCase study 3: Creating Difference: The story of Vindhya E-Infomedia Private Limited Smita Shukla and Kavita LaghateCase study 4: Milk Start by Danone Poland: Serving the BOP market through innovative partnershipAleksandra WąsowskaCase study 5: Offering sustainable housing solutions to low-income clients: Business opportunity or Corporate Social Responsibility?Stefanie KochCase study 6: A co-operative approach to caring for those who can’t afford to care for themselves: OzHarvest Sharon Ayson 13. Fighting poverty through practical, integrated and multidisciplinary education: The case of Master programmes in Development Practice Marco Tavanti and Emanuele Antonio VedraminiSection 3: What are management education’s responses? And what are the implications?Case study 7: Tackling youth unemployment through leadership training: GoBeyond Project Claudio Andres RiveraCase study 8: ‘Partners in Learning’ on the front lines of poverty: Relationships that educate and motivate Diane M. KelloggCase study 9: The university and poverty alleviation Wendy Cukier, Mark Robert Holmes and Rachel KwanSection 4: What lies ahead?14. Strategic Design in marginalised social contexts: The designer’s action within contextual forces Chiara Del Gaudio, Alfredo Jefferson de Oliveira and Carlo Franzato 15. Crowdsourcing in developing countries: A possible model to co-create with the poor Martina Berardi, Marcello Tonelli and Luigi Serio 16. A new perspective for management education: From ignorance, mental poverty and technocratic knowledge to self-awareness and phronesis Loukas N. AnninosConcluding reflection Milenko Gudić, Carole Parkes and Al RosenbloomAbout the editorsIndex