C.K. Prahalad’s Legacy: Business for Poverty Alleviation

September 15-17, 2011

University of San Diego



The University of San Diego’s Center for Peace and Commerce and Ahlers Center for International Business invite you to celebrate the legacy of C.K. Prahalad on the role of business in poverty alleviation on September 15-172011.


This conference provides a forum for sharing where we stand in the Base-of-the-Pyramid (BOP) field and its future as a field of inquiry and practice. Papers on theoretical and empirical research on topics such as:  alliances between business and nonprofits (as key components of the BOP ecosystem); corporate social responsibility and BOP market development; organizational change and innovation; social entrepreneurship and inclusivebusinesses, among others, are encouraged. The BOP field has had an impact in university business programs, with courses and programs developing all over the world.  Papers discussing innovations in teaching are welcomed. 


The conference includes a morning session with company leaders in BOP ventures.


Information for presenting a paper:

Abstract Deadline:               April 30, 2011

Notice of Acceptance:          May 30, 2011

Manuscript Due Date:         July 30, 2011


For more information please go to:   Please include names and a brief bio of all authors on your abstract submission.

Denise Dimon, Ph.D.
Professor and Director Ahlers Center for International Business
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park – Coronado 116
San Diego, CA 92110
tel:  619-260-4836
fax: 619-260-4198

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