Introduction

oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy 2011, Bangalore, India

From Models to Markets for Inclusive Development 

21-26 August 2011

Indian Institute of Management Banaglore (IIMB), Bangalore, India

The oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy 2011 at IIM Bangalore provided PhD students and young scholars working on poverty and sustainable development from a management or economics perspective a platform to present and discuss their ongoing research projects with fellow students and senior faculty.

Research on inclusive business models, market development and sustainability at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) is a promising and challenging field for young researchers and PhD students. It calls for a multitude of methods, combination of disciplines in management and economics and new research designs, e.g. experimental development economics.

The 2011 academy focused,  “From Models to Markets for Inclusive Development”, aimed to attract papers fostering new ideas and solutions how businesses, governments and other stakeholders can build markets that build on local capabilities, include the poor and create opportunities for sustainable development. The event aimed to advance academic research on the Base of the Pyramid (BoP), development and governance issues, build networks across disciplinary boundaries and to prepare the ground for research that is relevant for both academic and business audiences.

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Topics

 Topics

PhD students and young scholars may submitted papers or elaborated research proposals on:

  • Development economics and fundamental basics of developing country markets;
  • Technological innovation, business models and product-service systems for inclusive markets;
  • BoP strategies in businesses and enterprises, including local and foreign ones;
  • Interaction, education and outreach, partnerships and innovation networks;
  • Environmental economics, governance regimes and management in poverty contexts;
  • Poverty and sustainability impact assessment and evaluation.

The academy is organized by oikos Foundation, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and the UNDP Growing Inclusive Markets Initiative.

Faculty

The programme encompassed graduate student presentations, guest lectures, professional development roundtables and social events. Feedback will be given by fellow students and five well-reputed researchers:

  •        Ana-Maria Peredo, University of Victoria, Canada
  •        Harry Barkema, London School of Economics, UK
  •        Johanna Mair, IESE Business School, Spain
  •        Sourav Mukherji, IIM Bangalore, India
  •        Raghavan Srinivasan, IIM Bangalore, India
Participants

Samer Abdelnour, London School of Economics, UK

Samer Abdelnour

London School of Economics, UK


“Institutional Logics in a Peace Void”

Imran Chowdhury, ESSEC Business School, France

Imran Chowdhury

ESSEC Business School, France


“Multiple institutional logics and inter-organizational partnership: 
The dynamics of cooperation between social enterprises”

Mariana Dahan, The World Bank / Global ICT Unit, USA

Mariana Dahan

The World Bank / Global ICT Unit, US


“Summary of the PhD Dissertation on the Diffusion of Innovations in the Telecommunications Sector”


W. G. Douglas Fernandez, Florida International University, USA

W. G. Douglas Fernandez

Florida International University, USA


Bottom of the pyramid markets: Entering the 4th stage of international expansion


Anjana Dube, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India

Anjana Dube

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India

“Who has financial Access – Evidence from India”


Federica Foce Massa Saluzzo, IESE Universidad de Navarra – Barcelona, Spain

Federica Foce Massa Saluzzo

IESE Universidad de Navarra – Barcelona, Spain


“Social Class and Venture Features: How Dalits Eradicate Poverty and Hunger”

Christian Friebe, EBS University for Business and Law,Germany

Christian Friebe

EBS University for Business and Law, Strascheg Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIIE),Germany


“Which product-service mechanism leads to high diusion rates for Solar Home Systems in BoP markets? – A conceptual approach validated by conjoint measurements”

Niharika Garud, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India

Niharika Garud

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India

“Inclusive Rural Healthcare Sector in India: an Effectuation perspective”


Hanna Nari Kahle, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany

Hanna Nari Kahle

WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany


“Value Creation Potential of Social Innovations In Base of the Pyramid Markets”


Rakesh Kumar Pati, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, India

Rakesh Kumar Pati

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, India


“Decision Making in Social Enterprise Business Models”


Julia Fan Li, University of Cambridge, UK

Julia Fan Li

University of Cambridge, UK


“Technological and Social Innovation Combined: Fighting Tuberculosis in India”


Nadiya M., National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India

Nadiya M.

National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India

“An Inside view of the Factors Affecting the Sustainability of Indian Microfinancing Institutions (MFIs)”

Sofia Nilsson Altafi, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

Sofia Nilsson Altafi

Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden


“Surviving by being business-like? Determinants of legitimacy in the Indian microfinance sector”

Aditi Ramdorai, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

Aditi Ramdorai

Hamburg University of Technology, Germany


“Disruptive Innovations in Healthcare for the Bottom of the Pyramid Markets”