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Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor

Report to the Secretary - General of the United Nations

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Commission on the Private Sector & Development
Publication Year: 2004

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In this report to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Commission focuses on how business can create domestic employment and wealth, free local entrepreneurial energies, and help achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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Model Growth: Do Employee-owned Businesses Deliver Sustainable Performance?

Authors: Lampel, Joseph; Bhalla, Ajay; Jha, Pushkar
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: John Lewis Partnership and the Employee Ownership Association
Publication Year: 2010

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This research looks at how employee-owned businesses performed before and during the 2007-2009 recession. This report assesses the financial performance of employee-owned businesses compared with conventionally structured companies where employees do not have a significant stake in ownership or the right to participate in decision-making.

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Web-Conference: Low-Wage Workers in the Coming Economy

Authors: Blake-Beard, Stacy; Ernst Kossek, Ellen; Popovich, Mark; Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Multimedia
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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On November 20th, 2009, Aspen CBE hosted a web-conference on "Low-Wage Workers in the Coming Economy."

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Blueprint for Success: Spend More on Training

Author: Pfeffer, Jeffrey
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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A country's or a company's competitive advantage in the current global economy depends primarily on its people's skills, talent, and educational attainment.

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Energy Efficiency Teaching Module

Efficiency's Costs and Benefits

Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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At its core, energy efficiency is about doing more with less. In times of a down economy and uncertain energy prices, the importance of saving energy seems clear; over the long term, however, how does a focus on energy efficiency make sense for business? Business is both uniquely suited to address the problems of energy efficiency and to reap the potential rewards of those solutions, if it is able to meld social and profit constraints into a plan for an innovative energy future. The purpose of this Module is to discuss energy efficiency as a strategic solution rather than a defensive reaction, and to present ways to manage challenges and make the most of opportunities at this intersection of business and society.

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Energy Efficiency, Innovation, and Job Creation in California

Author: Roland-Holst, David
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: University of California Berkeley
Publication Year: 2008

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This study examines the economy-wide employment effects of California’s landmark efficiency policies over the last thirty-five years. Energy efficiency measures have, enabled California households to redirect their expenditures toward other goods and services, creating about 1.5 million jobs.

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Examining the Sustainability of Wal-Mart and its Effect on Southeast Raleigh

Authors: Millar, Kerry; Holladay, Mathew; Beamon, Tom; Epstein, Ryan
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
Publication Year: 2006

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The authors examine the merits of a 2006 decision by the Raleigh, North Carolina City Council to approve the construction of a Wal-Mart in Southeast Raleigh, an economically disadvantaged section of the city.

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Teaching Module on Low-Wage Work in The Coming Economy

Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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This Teaching Module addresses key issues around low-wage work in the American economy. Its purpose is to introduce the theme of low-wage work and discuss competing sides of the issues it raises for managers, as well as provide examples of solutions businesses have used to address some of the challenges raised by low-wage work.

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High Road or Low Road? Job Quality in the New Green Economy

Author: Mattera, Philip
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Good Jobs First
Publication Year: 2009

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The fact that an employer is engaged in a business that benefits the environment does not necessarily mean that the employees of that enterprise are going to be treated well.

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America Works

Critical Thoughts on the Exceptional U.S. Labor Market

Author: Freeman, Richard B.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Russell Sage Foundation Publications
Publication Year: 2007

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The U.S. labor market is the most laissez faire of any developed nation, with a weak social safety net and little government regulation compared to Europe or Japan.

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