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Fighting Poverty Together

Rethinking Strategies for Business, Governments, and Civil Society to Reduce Poverty

Authors: Karnani, A.

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In this hard-hitting polemical Karnani demonstrates what is wrong with today's approaches to reducing poverty. He proposes an eclectic approach to poverty reduction that emphasizes the need for business, government and civil society to partner together to create employment opportunities for the poor.

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ANEEL KARNANI Associate Professor of Strategy with the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, USA.

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"Fighting Poverty Together is a clear-headed, pragmatic and ultimately hopeful look at real solutions to the moral affront that is global poverty. This is a great book! " - Bruce McNamer, CEO, TechnoServe

"Rejecting the market libertarian approach - including the microcredit and 'bottom of the pyramid' marketing fads - Aneel Karnani urges job creation, government social provisioning, and civil society advocates and watchdogs to reduce poverty. Instead of romanticizing the poor, the market, and business, his pragmatism deserves attention in an age when capitalism is the 'only show in town.'" - Jomo Kwame Sundaram, United Nations Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development

"Aneel Karnani wields a scythe through the fuzzy thinking and well-meaning but ineffective anti-poverty programs that continue to divert valuable time and money. His new book is must reading for anyone trying to create solutions to global poverty that actually work." - Eric Nee, managing editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review

"A provocative, sober, and balanced assessment of the formidable challenges of improving the life-chances of the world's poorest people. Karnani has made a major contribution to our understanding of both the sources of global poverty and the roles that business, government, and civil society realistically can play in ameliorating it." - David Vogel, Haas School of Business, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley>

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fighting Poverty Together
Book Subtitle
Rethinking Strategies for Business, Governments, and Civil Society to Reduce Poverty
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-12023-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230120235
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10587-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 297
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