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How property rights affect marketing by microentrepreneurs

People in developing countries who lease rather than simply dwell in their shop premises are far more likely to invest in marketing innovations, finds study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School. The world’s community of “microentrepreneurs” is far from micro.…

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Renewable energy lessons for developing countries

Brazil has made great strides in renewable energy through clear national policies while Nigeria has lagged due to weak financing and political will, says new study co-authored at the Energy Policy Research Group at Cambridge Judge Business School. Developing countries…

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The Itaipu hydroelectric dam in Brazil.

COP27: how developing countries can lead a ‘just’ climate transition

Andika Aufar Satria, a Cambridge MBA student at Cambridge Judge Business School, leads a non-profit organisation in Indonesia called the Society of Renewable Energy and has worked on climate engagements as part of the Boston Consulting Group. He is part…

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Andika Aufar Satria at COP27.

How can COP27 bridge the gap between rich and poor nations?

The upcoming COP27 climate change meeting in Egypt must focus on compensating for environmental damage in poorer countries, says Sunita Narain in a Cambridge Judge Business School webinar. The upcoming COP27 climate change meeting must focus on creating a system…

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Houses submerged by flooding in Sylhet, Bangladesh, June 2022.

Unlocking philanthropic capital in developing regions

Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at Cambridge Judge Business School announces philanthropic research framework for global growth markets.  A new report by the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the Cambridge Judge Business School brings together findings from more than 40 philanthropists…

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The digital divide of Latin America

A blog on connectivity in Latin America by José F. Otero, a student on the MSt in Social Innovation programme. Written by José F. Otero, VP Latin America & Caribbean at 5G Americas and student of the MSt in Social…

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The IMF and ‘conditionality’

Structural conditions imposed on developing countries by the International Monetary Fund undermine their 'state capacity' for economic development, finds study led at Cambridge Judge Business School. Structural conditions imposed on developing countries by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reduce their…

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‘Emancipatory’ social entrepreneurship

In addition to generating money, entrepreneurial activity by women in the developing world can build confidence and change broader societal attitudes, says Dr Helen Haugh of Cambridge Judge Business School. Entrepreneurial activity can provide a greater sense of freedom to…

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Helping social businesses to grow

Study by University of Cambridge researchers identifies four strategies and two key methods for scaling up social businesses in developing countries in order to meet huge unmet needs of more than four billion people. Social businesses can play an important…

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