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Ted  London

Ted London

Senior Research Fellow & Vice President - Scaling Impact Initiative; William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan

Ted London is a leading expert on the role and impact of market-based strategies on poverty alleviation.  He is a Senior Research Fellow at the William Davidson Institute (WDI) as well as a faculty member at the Ross School of Business. At WDI, he directs the Scaling Impact Initiative, a program that champions innovative ways of thinking about more inclusive forms of capitalism. Professor London’s research centers on designing enterprise strategies and poverty alleviation approaches for low-income markets, assessing poverty reduction outcomes of business ventures, and developing capabilities for cross-sector collaborations.  He has published numerous articles, reports, and teaching cases that focus on creating new knowledge with important actionable implications, serves on several advisory boards, and shares his research in venues across the globe. Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, Professor London was on the faculty at the University of North Carolina. He also has held senior management positions in the private, non-profit, and development sectors in Africa, Asia, and the U.S.

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Walmart and Small Producers from the Developing World: Linking Demand with Supply
This case explores Walmart’s experience in incorporating small producers (women-owned or women-empowering artisan enterprises, and smallholder farmers) into its global supply chains. The case is written from ...
Publication Date: 03/08/2017 Product ID: 1-430-502
Walmart and USAID: The Evolution of a Global Cross-Sector Partnership
This case explores the evolution of the cross-sector relationship between Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Walmart Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from 2000-2015. It ...
Publication Date: 07/31/2015 Product ID: 1-430-438
Building a Scalable Business with Small-Holder Farmers in Kenya: Honey Care’s Beekeeping Model
Madison Ayer, Honey Care Africa (HCA) CEO, is looking to scale the business to generate more benefits for Kenyan small-holder farmers. He is seeking a better assessment of HCA ...
Publication Date: 02/11/2013 Product ID: 1-429-313
CEMEX’s Patrimonio Hoy: At the Tipping Point?
This case sets the stage for the 2012 case study “Constructing a Base-of-the-Pyramid Business in a Multinational Corporation: CEMEX’s Patrimonio Hoy Looks to Grow.” ...
Publication Date: 04/13/2012 Product ID: 1-428-606
Building and Scaling a Cross-Sector Partnership: Oxfam and Swiss Re Empower Farmers in Ethiopia
Winner of the 2012 Oikos Foundation Casewriting Competition. Swiss Re, a large global reinsurance company, has partnered with Oxfam America, an international relief and development organization, to provide the poor ...
Publication Date: 03/23/2012 Product ID: 1-429-185
Base-of-the-Pyramid Module: Business Strategies
The Base-of-the-Pyramid (BoP) refers to the billions of people who live on less than $3,000 per year in the informal economy of the developing world. This ...
Publication Date: 03/23/2012 Product ID: 1-429-223
Constructing a Base-of-the-Pyramid Business in a Multinational Corporation: CEMEX’s Patrimonio Hoy Looks to Grow
This case continues the story from the revised 2006 case study “CEMEX’s Patrimonio Hoy: At the Tipping Point?” This case describes CEMEX’s Patrimonio Hoy in 2012 ...
Publication Date: 03/22/2012 Product ID: 1-429-202
Movirtu’s Cloud Phone Service: Funding a Base-of-the-Pyramid Venture
Who are the right investors for a for-profit company targeting the world’s poor? Before this start-up spends hundreds of hours pursuing venture capital (VC), Movirtu must decide ...
Publication Date: 01/05/2012 Product ID: 1-429-162
Note on the Role of Subsidies in a Market Economy
A review of the topic of subsidies yields a wide range of perspectives. Many economists believe that subsidies, when used appropriately, are helpful because they can encourage market development and ...
Publication Date: 02/01/2009 Product ID: 1-428-648
Subsidies in Base-of-the-Pyramid Venture Development
Though there is limited literature on the role of subsidies in venture development targeting the poor in the developing world, there are many examples of ventures incorporating subsidies in their ...
Publication Date: 01/15/2009 Product ID: 1-428-767

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