Books

Books on Poverty and Entrepreneurship

  • Acs, Z. J., Audretsch, D. B., & Strom, R. J. (Eds.). (2009). Entrepreneurship, growth, and public policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Alesina, A., & Glaeser, E. L. (2004). Fighting poverty in the US and Europe: A work of difference. Oxford University Press.
  • Allard, S. W. (2017). Places in need: The changing geography. Russel Sage Foundation.
  • Banerjee, A. V., & Duflo, E. (2011). Poor economics: A radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty. New York: Public Affairs Books
  • Baradaran, M. (2015). How the other half banks: Exclusion, exploitation, and the threat to democracy. Harvard University Press.
  • Bateman, Milford. 2010. Why doesn’t microfinance work?: The destructive rise of local neoliberalism. London: Zed Books.
  • Bislev, A. 2012. Embedded microcredit - Creating village cohesion oCrettaz, E. (2011). Fighting working poverty in postindustrial economies: Causes, trade-offs and policy solutions. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK.
  • Caraher, K. and Reuter, E (2020)  Self-employment in 21st century Britain: Multidisciplinary perspectives, Bristol, UK:  Bristol University Press.
  • Daley-Harris, S., & Awimbo, A. (Eds.). (2011). New pathways out of poverty. Kumarian Press.
  • Dalglish, C., & Tonelli, M. (2016). Entrepreneurship at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Abingdom, UK: Taylor & Francis.
  • De Soto, H. (1989). The other path: The invisible revolution in the third world. Harper & Row, New York.
  • Duncan, G., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (Eds.). (1997). Consequences of growing up poor. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Edgcomb, E. L. (2002). Scaling up microenterprise services. Washington, DC: Aspen Institute.
  • Fairbourne, J. S., Gibson, S. W., & Dyer, W. G. (Eds.). (2007). Microfranchising: Creating wealth at the bottom of the pyramid. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Fairlie, R. & Robb, A. (2008), Race and Entrepreneurial Success. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.
  • Freire, P. (1996). Pedagogy of the oppressed (revised edition). New York: Continuum.
  • Gans, Herbert. 1996. The war against the poor: The underclass and antipoverty policy. New York: Basic Books.
  • Gill, K. (2009). Of poverty and plastic: scavenging and scrap trading entrepreneurs in India’s urban informal economy. Oxford University Press.
  • Jefferson, P. (ed.), (2012). Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Poverty. London: Oxford University Press.
  • John, D. and Poisner, D. (2016) The power of broke. New York: Currency Publishing.
  • Maradaran, M. (2015). How the other half banks: Exclusion, exploitation, and the threat to democracy. Harvard University Press.
  • Lewis, O. (1959). Five families: Mexican case studies in the culture of poverty. New York: New American Library.
  • Light, I. H., & Rosenstein, C. N. (1995). Race, ethnicity, and entrepreneurship in urban America. Transaction Publishers.
  • London, T. 2016. The Base of the Pyramid Promise: Building Businesses with Impact and Scale, Stanford, CA: Stanford Business Books.
  • London, T. & Hart, S. 2011. Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid: New Approaches for Building Mutual Value. Upper Saddle River, NJ: FT Press.
  • McKague, K. & Siddiquee, M. (2014). Making Markets More Inclusive. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • McKay, K. L., Williams, L., Atkinson, A., & Levin, E. (2014). Enhancing support for low-income entrepreneurs through major public systems. Washington: Corporation for Enterprise Development.
  • McLenighan, V., and Pogge, J. (1991). The Business of Self-SufficiencyMicrocredit Programs in the United States. Chicago: Woodstock Institute.
  • Morris, M. H., Santos, S. C., & Neumeyer, X. (Eds.). (2018). Poverty and entrepreneurship in developed economies. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Payne, R.K. DoVol, P. and Dreussi Smith, T. (2009), Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities, Highlands, TX:  Aha Process Inc.
  • Sampson, R. J. (2012). Great American city: Chicago and the enduring neighborhood effect. University of Chicago Press.
  • Sachs, J. D. (2006). The end of poverty: Economic possibilities for our time. Penguin.
  • Schön,, D.A., Sanyal, B. & Mitchell, W.J. (Eds.), High technology and low-income communities: Prospects for the positive use of advanced information technology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Servon, L. J. (1999). Microenterprises and the American Poor. Washington DC: The Brookings Institution.
  • Sharkey, P. (2013). Stuck in place: Urban neighborhoods and the end of progress toward racial equality. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Sherratt, L. (2015). Can microfinance work?: How to improve its ethical balance and effectiveness. Oxford University Press.
  • Shirk, M. & Wadia, A. S. (2004). Kitchen table entrepreneurs: How eleven women escaped poverty to became their own bosses. Westview Press: Colorado.
  • Smith, M. C. (1998). Literacy for the twenty-first century. Westport, CT: Praeger.
  • Tirado, L. (2015). Hand to mouth: Living in bootstrap America. Penguin.
  • Tanner, M. D. (2003). The Poverty of Welfare: Helping Others in the Civil Society. Cato Institute.
  • Thurman, P. W. (2016). Entrepreneurship and sustainability: business solutions for poverty alleviation from around the world. Routledge.
  • Venkatesh, Sudhir Alladi. 2006. Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Wamba, N. G. (2010). Poverty and literacy: An introduction. Reading and Writing Quarterly, 26(3), 189–194.
  • Warschauer, M. (2003). Technology and social inclusion: Rethinking the digital divide. Cambridge, MA: MIT press.
  • Wilson, W. J. (2012). The truly disadvantaged: The inner city, the underclass, and public policy. The University of Chicago Press.
  • Wilson, W.J. (1996). When work disappears. New York: Vintage Books.
  • Yunus, M. (1998). Banker to the Poor. Penguin Books India.