Chapter 1

1. Howard Stevenson, “Who Are the Self-Employed?” monograph, Harvard Business School, Boston, January 1983.

2. Robert Kagan, Dangerous Nation: America’s Place in the World, from Its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006).

3. This case is based on Nancy Barry, founder of Enterprise Solutions to Poverty, “Agribusiness and Distribution Systems in China and India,” presentation at HBS-ICC (Harvard Business School and International Chamber of Commerce) Workshop on The Future of the Market System, Harvard Business School, Boston, October 9–10, 2009; and press accounts of ITC and e-Choupal. See also “ITC,” a case study prepared under the supervision of Nancy Barry by MBA interns Sandeep Mukherjee, ...

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