MicroFranchising: creating wealth at the bottom of the pyramid

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Poverty remains one of the most intractable problems in the developing world. Microfranchising offers great promise in alleviating poverty by aiding in the foundation of locally owned businesses. Microfranchising is defined as small businesses whose start-up costs are minimal and whose concepts and operations are easily replicated. It involves the systematizing of microenterprises to create and replicate turnkey businesses for the poor. With the awarding of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, attention has increased on this remarkable concept.This unique book provides an overview of the need to alleviate poverty and what methods have been used in the past to do so (e.g. microcredit). It then introduces the concept of the microfranchise and discusses how this business model can be used in poverty alleviation. Different models of microfranchising are reviewed and specific case studies highlighted to show how it has worked in different parts of the world. The book concludes with a discussion of the advantages as well as the potential problems and pitfalls that accompany microfranchising. This book is a must read for business scholars and economists, practitioners and lenders, members of NGOs dedicated to poverty alleviation and anyone else who is interested in learning about an innovative, business focused tool to alleviate poverty.
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table_of_contents Why microfranchising is needed now : introduction and book overview / Jason S. Fairbourne -- Microfranchising : the next step on the development ladder / Stephen W. Gibson -- The informal economy and microfranchising / Michael Henriques and Mathias Herr -- Current international development tools to combat poverty / Warner Woodworth -- Opportunities for partnership : how microfinance and microfranchising compliment each other / John Hatch -- Microfranchising and the base of the pyramid / Molly Hoyt and Eliot Jamison -- Microfranchise business models / Kirk Magleby -- Honey Care Africa / Farouk Jiwa -- Franchising healthcare for Kenya : the HealthStore Foundation model / Michelle Fertig and Herc Tzaras -- Vodacom Community Services : rural telephone access for South Africa / Lisa Jones Christensen, Jennifer (Reck) Van Kirk and Brad Wood -- Scojo Foundation / Jordan Kassalow, Graham Macmillan, and Neil Blumenthal -- Microfranchise funding / Naoko Felder-Kuzu -- The future of microfranchising : opportunities and challenges / W. Gibb Dyer, Jr.
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title MicroFranchising creating wealth at the bottom of the pyramid
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title_full MicroFranchising [electronic resource] : creating wealth at the bottom of the pyramid / edited by Jason S. Fairbourne, Stephen W. Gibson and W. Gibb Dyer, Jr.
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