By Charles Wankel (eds.)
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Patterns of exclusion are prevalent in the free market and in the public sphere of governance. The primary issue is not to clearly define the proper role of the state in economic development, but in removing the barriers that exacerbate 28 Kelley, Werhane, Hartman the conditions of poverty. Karnani’s concern about the role of the state is certainly worthy of critical attention, but it should not be an excuse for global companies to avoid the BoP market all together. So Where are the Global Companies?
The first dimension described by Sen concerns political freedoms defined as the right and opportunity to participate in community life.
Doing so, we aimed at surfacing the connections between actions conducted by businesses and their effects on the forms of poverty. The overall questions we attempted to answer were: how actions generated by business in this approach may generate what form of change in poverty alleviation? What kind of change generated by business may lead to which outcomes on poverty? We considered, as an independent variable, business behaviour/ actions/ policies, and the like, as a dependent variable, one/ several forms of change related to poverty situations in developing countries.
Alleviating Poverty through Business Strategy by Charles Wankel (eds.)