TITLE

Poverty Alleviation through Partnerships: A Road Less Travelled for Business, Governments, and Entrepreneurs

AUTHOR(S)
VanSandt, Craig; Sud, Mukesh
PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Business Ethics;Oct2012, Vol. 110 Issue 3, p321
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
While investigating the role of business and accepting that profitable partnerships are the primary solution for poverty alleviation, we voice certain concerns that we hope will extend the authors' discourse in Alleviating Poverty through Profitable Partnerships. We present a model that we believe can serve as an effective framework for addressing these issues. We then establish the imperative of inclusive growth. Here, we engage with the necessity of formulating strategies that focus on the pace and, importantly, the pattern of economic growth, including its social and cultural dimensions. We also deliberate on the parameters of inclusive growth with the overriding objective of ensuring that multiple strata of society share the benefits of globalization. Turning to the critical role of institutions in promoting social welfare, we explore the impact of government policy vis-à-vis the leverage enjoyed by other social institutions. Despite the reality that state and private interests often operate at cross purposes, we argue that government must still be an integral part of the solution matrix. With direction from other social institutions, entrepreneurial forces can be unleashed to tackle endemic poverty prevalent in the base of the pyramid. We then provide an in-depth case study in which the availability of telecommunications in rural areas was utilized as a means to foster development and ensure inclusive growth. The conclusion examines lessons learned while operationalizing the model, and spells out the impact of our enablers at ground level.
ACCESSION #
82067858

 

Related Articles

  • \"Half in Ten\" Campaign Starts Clock on Cutting Poverty in Half in Ten Years.  // Chicago Citizen - South Suburban Edition;11/2/2011, Vol. 30 Issue 52, p5 

    The article offers information on the report entitled "Restoring Shared Prosperity: Strategies to Cut Poverty and Expand Economic Growth," released by Half in Ten campaign, which provides information for people struggling to move out of people struggling to move out of poverty.

  • POVERTY AND MIGRATION AS IMPEDIMENTS IN ACHIEVING THE EUROPE 2020 OBJECTIVES. Cătălina, Bonciu // International Conference on Economics & Administration Proceedin;Nov2012, p56 

    The European Union proposed, through the Europe 2020 Strategy, a package of specific objectives with the main purpose of raising the level of economic competitiveness at community level, by smart economic growth, sustainable and inclusive labor market. Of course, all member states have...

  • Anthropological Perspectives on Transformational Development. Knighton, Ben // Transformation (02653788);Apr2003, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p89 

    Evaluates the multi-disciplinary approach to transformational development. Poverty reduction in terms of redistributive land reform; Contrast between anthropology and development studies; International effort toward holistic development.

  • Reviewing Donor Efforts and Policies.  // DAC Journal;2003, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p85 

    Discusses efforts of members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) to implement the 2001 recommendation to untie official development assistance (ODA) to the least developed countries. Commitment of DAC members to increasing their ODA to achieve the Millennium Development Goals;...

  • Millennium Development Goals: Progress during the 1990s.  // DAC Journal;2003, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p127 

    Examines how the Millennium Declaration brings clarity to the shared and individual roles and responsibilities of governments, international organizations, citizens, civil society, organizations and the private sector. Development Assistance Committee's (DAC) selection of international...

  • Investing in Health to Reduce Poverty.  // DAC Journal;2003, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p165 

    Focuses on a 2002 Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Document on Poverty and Health. Importance of increasing the effectiveness of development cooperation in improving the health of poor people as a means of reducing poverty; Policy recommendations on the most effective ways of supporting a...

  • Saving Uganda from Its Oil. Hickel, Jason // Foreign Policy in Focus;6/16/2011, p1 

    The article discusses the developments in Uganda with the confirmation of commercial petroleum reserves and its potential of becoming a major player in the African oil industry. Oil production target is approximately 200,000 barrels a day by the end of 2011 or early 2012. Uganda expects that oil...

  • PROVIDING A FOUNDATION FOR WEALTH CREATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: THE ROLE OF THE RULE OF LAW. Mbaku, John Mukum // Brooklyn Journal of International Law;2013, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p959 

    The article discusses the role of rule of law, which refers to authority and influence of law in society, in providing a foundation for wealth creation, eradication of poverty and economic development in Africa. It reflects on the political transformation happened in various African countries...

  • Human Capital Development and Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria: A Symbiotic Overview. Asaju, Kayode // Journal of Public Administration & Governance;2012, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p110 

    Human Capital development through education is a long time investment made by the state to enhance the well being of her citizenry. By investing in education, well educated individuals bring to bear their talents, knowledge, skills and experiences as they function in the various sectors of the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics