William Davidson Institute

The William Davidson Institute is an independent, non-profit research and educational organization guided by its founding principle that thriving businesses drive economic development and improve social welfare in low- and middle-income countries.

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WDI Works to Strengthen Tanzania’s Medical Supply Chain System

Two research managers from WDI, Michael Krautmann and Ben Davis, conducted a midterm review of a Global Health Supply Chain Technical Assistance (GHSC TA-TZ) project, funded by USAID.

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A Look Back: WDI Impact in 2018

Improving reproductive health supply chains to boost access to family planning products in Mozambique. Educating senior managers from around the Baltics. Helping both investors and enterprises they support better measure impact in Latin America. These partner projects are just a few examples of the work WDI performed around the world in 2018.

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Perspective: Studying How Industries Grow Can Provide Future Insights

In early September in Delhi, India, the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, and Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University launched “Closing the Circuit: Accelerating Clean Energy Investment in India.” The event included round-table discussions with enterprises and investors on how they might implement some of the ideas presented in the paper.

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Our Mission: “To equip economic decision-makers in…emerging countries with the tools of commercial success.”

The William Davidson Institute serves both profit-seeking and non-profit firms by creatively applying business skills in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). WDI does this by conducting research and working with local partners to develop business models that are profitable in LMICs, and by transferring business knowledge to decision makers operating in LMICs. The institute works with organizations focused on the education, energy, financial and healthcare sectors. WDI also offers management education programs, and measurement and evaluation services.

 

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Anticipating Changes to African Supply Chains as a Result of COVID-19: The Case of Senegal
Amadou Sene, director of the Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence at the African Institute of Management (IAM), had recently started a supply chain advising group in Senegal. Formal training…
Publication Date: 09/30/2020 Product ID: 5-322-306
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The Costa Rican Software Corridor: Startup Develops Expansion Plans for Latin America
In the 1990s, San José, Costa Rica, was beginning to emerge as a Latin American hot spot for the information technology sector. SPS Software, a small startup in San José,…
Publication Date: 08/10/2020 Product ID: 1-369-193
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Careem: MENA Ride-hailing Leader Strategizes Future Growth as an Uber Subsidiary
First place winner in WDI Publishing’s MENA Case Writing Competition “Doing Business in the Middle East North Africa Region,” sponsored by Michigan Ross Executive Education. This case examines the unique…
Publication Date: 07/14/2020 Product ID: 7-314-518
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Margaret Huebner: Building the Human Resources Function at Oman’s Port of Salalah
Second place winner in WDI Publishing’s MENA Case Writing Competition “Doing Business in the Middle East North Africa Region,” sponsored by Michigan Ross Executive Education. This case describes how consultant…
Publication Date: 07/14/2020 Product ID: 7-901-521
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Etihad Airways: Rethinking Internationalization and Growth
Third place winner in WDI Publishing’s MENA Case Writing Competition “Doing Business in the Middle East North Africa Region”, sponsored by Michigan Ross Executive Education. This case presents a situation…
Publication Date: 07/14/2020 Product ID: 1-368-110
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Note on the Governance of Nonprofit Organizations: Lessons from Mayo Clinic
This conceptual note discusses the governance problems in nonprofit organizations (NPOs) from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It then describes the governance structure at Mayo Clinic and explores the…
Publication Date: 12/18/2018 Product ID: 1-291-312
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Muni Seva Ashram
This case explores the challenges and opportunities faced by a hospital serving a poor rural market in India. The hospital, Muni Seva Ashram, has developed into a campus of buildings…
Publication Date: 12/13/2012 Product ID: 1-429-220
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SEWA-Rural
The Society for Education Welfare and Action-Rural (SEWA-Rural) was founded in 1980 in Jhagadia, Gujarat, India with the intention of uplifting the poor community by providing necessary healthcare services. Through…
Publication Date: 12/13/2012 Product ID: 1-429-221
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Kim Ian's Dairy Delights: An Enterprise in Transition
Kim Ian Dumagco is realizing that running an independent start-up business is tougher than managing a student start-up. He first launched his goat’s milk-based cream cheese business, Kim Ian’s Dairy…
Publication Date: 12/12/2014 Product ID: 1-000-900
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Milk Gone Wrong
Nerissa Baldemor manages Quality Assurance as well as R&D at Hacienda Macalauan, a milk supplier for hotels, restaurants, catering, and major supermarkets. When the corporation encounters a breach in its…
Publication Date: 01/13/2017 Product ID: 1-006-900
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