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business models

Business models in global health: Heart Institute of the Caribbean

January 3, 2011

Should the Heart Institute of the Caribbean expand to West Africa? Student observations on the organization’s success and future goals In late 2010, a small team of MIT students took a look at the organization from the outside and, as a course assignment, prepared an executive summary aimed at its board of directors. This article more »

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VisionSpring, vision entrepreneurs

November 12, 2010

Several years ago, thanks to an innovative class pioneered by my MIT Sloan colleague Simon Johnson, MIT students had a chance to partner with finalists in the World Bank Development Marketplace business plan competition. Student teams worked directly with promising entrepreneurs, mostly from the developing world, to address a development challenge posed by the World more »

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Is franchising a solution?

November 30, 2008

We had a fascinating discussion about the promise that franchising offers in the quest for efficient, scalable, sustainable models for global health delivery in resource-constrained settings. Could being “in business for yourself but not by yourself” offer a way to link social benefits to individuals’ drive to build and create? First, it’s important to understand more »

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Models for Global Health Delivery

November 8, 2008

Here at MIT Sloan, we love models. We like to analyze; we like plans, descriptions, evidence, and tests. When it comes to what works and what doesn’t in global health delivery, we are not quite comfortable with the state of shared knowledge. In many ways, that is the reason behind this class–and the motivating interest more »

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