Summer 2005

Volume 3, Number 2

Multinational corporations investing in emerging markets—as they must do to meet the growth demands of shareholders—must find ways to make the bottom line serve the base of the pyramid. In other words, they must start “Developing Native Capability” and understanding people and economic systems that look very different from Western business practices. In the summer 2005 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review, “Block by Block” explains how one multinational did just that in Mexico and broke into the do-it-yourself housing industry.


Field Report


Frozen Assets

By Andrea Orr

How the North Texas Food Bank’s Community Kitchen supplies healthy frozen dinners to the Dallas region’s hungry.

Case Study

Nonprofit Management

Managing Growth

By Kelly Campbell & Rita Louh

How a Boston educational-services nonprofit is realizing its own potential for growth so that its scholars can realize theirs.




Mind the Gap

By Alana Conner Snibbe

Some social and educational programs inadvertently widen the gap between the haves and the have-nots.



Review: Strong Medicine

Review By Michael K. Gusmano

The strategic use of vaccines may be the key to spreading infectious diseases in the developing world.


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