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call for paper "Impact of Base‐of‐the‐Pyramid Ventures"

From: Chevrollier, N.G. (Nicolas) <nicolas.chevrollier@tno.nl>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 08:55:41 +0200
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Hi all,
Please find here http://www.bopimpact.nl/papers.html the call of paper for the international conference on “Impact of base-of-the-pyramid ventures”, November 16-18th, 2009, in Delft, The Netherlands. 
Topics of interest include:
1.        Impact assessment 
*	In what way are the characteristics of impact assessment of BoP ventures different from other impact assessment of economic development processes? 
*	How can methodologies of impact assessment frameworks and tools contribute to comprehensive understanding of impacts and also to stimulate “improving” interventions. 
*	In what way does the Triple Bottom Line concept contribute to impact assessment of BoP ventures? 
*	Provide a more systematic and informed judgment about the overall design of impact assessments in relation to their costs, specific objectives and contexts. I
*	ncrease our understanding of the ways in which the results of impact assessment studies influence policymakers and managers
2.        Optimization of value creation
*	 In what way are the challenges for value creation similar or different for BoP ventures in comparison to conventional business development strategies? 
*	What are the different strategies to optimize value creation for BoP ventures? 
*	What are the tradeoffs that BoP ventures face when optimizing value creation? 
*	Case studies of successful (and unsuccessful)  optimization of value creation of BoP ventures 
Thanks in advance for submitting abstract related to MW4SD before May 15th, 2009.

Dr Nicolas Chevrollier 
TNO Information and Communication Technology 
Room BA 206 
Brassersplein 2, 2612 CT Delft, 
Tel:        +31 15 285 73 54 
mob:        +31 62 247 24 96 
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