The second annual oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy provides PhD students and young scholars working on poverty and sustainable development from a management or economics perspective a platform to present and discuss their ongoing research projects with fellow students and senior faculty. Research on inclusive business models, market development and sustainability at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) is a promising and challenging field for young researchers and PhD students. It calls for a multitude of methods, combination of disciplines in management and economics and new research designs, e.g. experimental development economics. The 2010 academy focus, “Inclusive Partnerships for Sustainable Market Innovations”, aims to attract papers fostering new ideas and solutions how businesses, governments and other stakeholders can actively account for environmental and social resources and limits when building markets that include the poor and create opportunities for human development. The event aims to advance academic research on the Base of the Pyramid (BoP), development and governance issues, build networks across disciplinary boundaries and to prepare the ground for research that is relevant for both academic and business audiences.
Programme and Faculty
The programme encompasses graduate student presentations, guest lectures, professional development roundtables and social events. Feedback will be given by fellow students and three internationally well-reputed researchers:
- Claudio Boechat, Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil
- Geoffrey M. Kistruck, The Ohio State University, United States
- Patricia Marquez, University of San Diego, United States
To allow in-depth discussions the oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy is always limited to 15 PhD students and young scholars working on poverty and development from a management or economics perspective. The fee is CHF 400. The oikos Foundation for Economy and Ecology will cover the total cost of accommodation, food and excursions.
Please submit, by 15 May 2010, the following documents in electronic form to email@example.com:
- a proposal abstract of max. 2-3 pages,
- a short curriculum vitae and
- a letter of interest in the oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy
UNDP GIM Travel Grant
With the kind support of UNDP’s Growing Inclusive Markets initiative, three grants (travel, fee and accommodation) are available for outstanding young scholars from developing countries.
For further information please download the full Call for Papers (pdf) or contact Martin Herrndorf at firstname.lastname@example.org.