Crowdsourcing in developing countries : a possible model to co-create with the poor

Berardi, Martina, Tonelli, Marcello, & Serio, Luigi (2014) Crowdsourcing in developing countries : a possible model to co-create with the poor. In Gudic, Milenko, Rosenbloom, Al, & Parkes, Carole (Eds.) Socially Responsive Organizations and the Challenge of Poverty. Greenleaf Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom, pp. 253-263.

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Abstract

The interest in poverty and the moral sense of'helping the poor' are a constant topic in Western culture (Mayo 2009).ln recent years, multinational corporations (MNCs) have evolved in their understanding of how social issues, such as poverty alleviation, relate to their fundamental purposes. From a business strategy point of view, 'socially responsible' initiatives are generally born with lhe dual purpose of attaining social visibility (i.e. marketing) and increasing economic returns. Besides addressing social challenges as part of their corporate social responsibility strategies, MNCs have also begun 'selling to the poor' in emerging markets (Prahalad 2004). A few forward -looking companies consider tltis base of the pyramid (BOP) market also as a source of innovation and have started to co-create with consumers (Simanis and Hart 2008).

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ID Code: 76153
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Crowdsourcing, Developing Countries, Poverty
ISBN: 9781783530595
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Greenleaf Publishing Ltd
Deposited On: 15 Sep 2014 23:06
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2015 15:12

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