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Principles and Purpose

All members of the BoP Learning Lab Global Network should ascribe to the following set of principles and purposes:

1 - Principles:


    • BoP enterprise development has the potential to create great societal value and should be pursued in a way that enhances community capacity.
    • Action research is a key vehicle for stimulating this new field of work.
    • Collaboration between companies, NGOs, academics, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders creates beneficial learning for all.
    • Innovation is essential for driving economic growth in the BoP.
    • Local community members are capable partners and resources for technology and business development.


2 - Purposes:

    • Knowledge Generation: Each BoP Learning Lab will identify a specific action research focus that will allow it to make valuable contributions to the concept, theory, and practice of the emerging field of BoP enterprise development.
    • Knowledge Dissemination: Through workshops, seminars, conferences, case studies, publications, multimedia, and other techniques each BoP Learning Lab will develop original materials and programs that will promote the concept, theory, and practice of the emerging field of BoP enterprise development.
    • Incubation of Innovative Business Models: Each BoP Learning Lab will identify, design, incubate and promote innovation in business processes with companies and other stakeholders in order to achieve sustainable and inclusive business models that improve BOP community lifestyles through the emerging field of BoP enterprise development.