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Alleviating poverty by empowering women through business model innovation: M&SOM insights and opportunities


Manufacturing & Service Operations Management


Management Science and Operations

Authors / Editors

Plambeck E;Ramdas K


Publication Year



M&SOM has published papers of importance for poverty alleviation. Yet, rich opportunities for impactful research remain as yet untapped. OM insights suggest business model innovations that alleviate poverty by simultaneously empowering women, protecting natural systems or mitigating pollution, increasing incomes, and creating low-cost, high-quality products or services. OM researchers can help empower women and overcome poverty by developing, testing, refining and disseminating such business model innovations.


Business model innovation; Poverty; Women's empowerment; Research opportunities; Operations management

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