Category Archives: Communities

COVID-19 has exacerbated pre-existing inequalities in South Africa… how has the country performed in response to the crisis? How will it recover?

One year on, how has the South African Government performed during the COVID-19 crisis? The Wheeler Institute for Business and Development invited Professor Nick Binedell – Professor and Former Dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria – to share his views on the government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, and to […]

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Turkey’s economy… the last two decades

One year on, how has Turkey performed during the COVID-19 crisis? The Wheeler Institute for Business and Development invited Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan – Neil Moskowitz Professor of Economics and Finance University of Maryland – back to share her views on the Turkish government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis over the past year, and her hopes for […]

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Russia: a brief history and the prolonged impact of COVID-19

One year on, how has the Russian Government performed during the COVID-19 crisis? The Wheeler Institute for Business and Development invited Sergei Guriev – Professor of Economics at Sciences Po – to share his views on the state of the economy, politics and business in Russia before discussing the government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis […]

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Understanding how to scale gender impact through fintech

Scale Series Expert Q&A with Katherine Owens, Head of Labs (R&D) at M-KOPA. Read our previous Q&A with with Ruby Nimkar, Principal at Greenhouse Capital. As part of a series of expert interviews, the Wheeler Institute’s Science of Scale research team interviewed experts including practitioners, policymakers and investors to understand practicalities and perspectives on scaling digital […]

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Generating Better Marketing for a Better World Research Ideas

Better Marketing for a Better World (BMBW) Proseminar – Session 1 Faculty Leaders: Rajesh Chandy, London Business School and Christine Moorman, Duke University  Date: 28 September, 9-11:30AM ET / 2 – 4:30PM BST  Target Audience: Faculty and Ph.D. students interested in developing research in the BMBW area Register via Zoom Session Summary The objective of this […]

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BMBW Forum: Prosocial Giving

The last of four forums hosted by Better Marketing for a Better World, in conjunction with the Wheeler Institute, featured three articles from the Special Issue addressing Prosocial Giving. The authors discussed their inspiration for their research, the implications of their findings for practice, and ideas for future research Leveraging intrinsic desires for self-expression can […]

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BMBW Forum: Health and Well-being

The third of four forums hosted by Better Marketing for a Better World, in conjunction with the Wheeler Institute, featured four articles from the Special Issue addressing Health & Well-being. The authors discussed the inspiration for their research, the implications of their findings for practice, and ideas for future research. High-powered variable compensation schemes can […]

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Scale Series Expert Q&A with Ruby Nimkar

Read our next Scale Series Expert Q&A with Katherine Owens, Head of Labs (R&D) at M-KOPA. As part of an on-going series, the Wheeler Institute’s DigitalxScale research team interviewed experts including practitioners, policymakers and investors to understand practicalities and perspectives on scaling digital technologies across Africa. In this interview with Ruby Nimkar, Principal at Greenhouse Capital, WIBD […]

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When business makes a difference: India, COVID-19 and why it matters to us all

In a conversation hosted by Rajesh Chandy, on behalf of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, and moderated by Kimberly Brown, Head of Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation at GSMA, our panelists discussed the role of business in responding to the unique social and economic challenges created by COVID-19, what works in partnerships between public […]

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BMBW Forum: Economic and Social Empowerment

*Register for our upcoming forum on 28 July on Prosocial Giving. The second of four forums hosted by Better Marketing for a Better World, in conjunction with the Wheeler Institute, featured three articles from the Special Issue addressing Economic & Social Empowerment. In the first hour, the authors discussed their inspiration for their research, the […]

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