GBUS-465 Competitiveness & Public-Private Initiatives
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
Poverty is one of the formidable challenges facing humankind. Half of the world’s population lives with less than $2.50 a day. Traditional approaches to promote economic development have focused in stabilization programs and fragmented initiatives to address global poverty. But there is an increasing recognition that macro-economic solutions are insufficient to promote growth, which often contributes to the perception that development aid is ineffective. For aspiring change agents, entry points to the international development field can be a disillusioning exercise of navigating around fragmented silos. This course will focus on the growing “outliers” in the international aid system, particularly innovations from the private sector, that are contributing with micro-economic and integrated solutions to global poverty. A particular emphasis will be given to the topic of competitiveness, clusters, public-private approaches developed and delivered by some of the leading advisory firms, academic institutions, and international organizations. A common methodology of competitiveness will be the foundation for practical applications in policy dialogue situations, public-private competitiveness initiatives, and advising global companies with their strategic and operational challenges. This course seeks to motivate students and start equipping them with the skills required to become professionals and change agents in this global movement. The course will combine both theory and practice, including lectures, case study discussions, and group exercises.
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GBUS 465-01 BSFS (Jr & Sr); GBUS 465-02 IBD Candidates & GBFs; GBUS 465-03 GSFS; GBUS 465-04 GSFS IBD Candidates, MBA, CCT
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