This module provides students with an understanding of the history and dominant theoretical frameworks of enterprise-based development models emerging within the developing world, as well as those from within developed nations such as the UK. This module considers and evaluates the role they may play in sustainable development and poverty alleviation in low-income communities. It aims to equip students with an understanding of the different types of social purpose business models that are emerging within such regions including social enterprises, not-for-profits, inclusive business ventures, green for profits (renewable/organic), fair-trade and hybrid organisations. The module also explores the role the informal economy plays in these business models and within the economies of the poorest parts of the world. It will also expose students to alternative development models encompassing values and perspectives of cooperation, decolonisation, and degrowth. The module will utilise a series of case studies to frame this module, drawing upon cases from across the world and diverse organisational examples.
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