Understanding what microfinance institutions need to address to aid poverty alleviation, social inclusion and human development

Habib, M, Lloyd, S. L and Hartel, C. E. J. (2005). Understanding what microfinance institutions need to address to aid poverty alleviation, social inclusion and human development. In: Mohammad Hoque and World Business Institute, Proceedings of International Business Research Conference 2004. International Business Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (1-11). 15-16 November 2004.

Author Habib, M
Lloyd, S. L
Hartel, C. E. J.
Title of paper Understanding what microfinance institutions need to address to aid poverty alleviation, social inclusion and human development
Conference name International Business Research Conference
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 15-16 November 2004
Proceedings title Proceedings of International Business Research Conference 2004
Place of Publication Melborune
Publisher World Business Institute
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780646441917
0646441914
Editor Mohammad Hoque
World Business Institute
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Poverty, in its most basic form can be defined as a deprivation of well-being. It is an issue that has been evident in society for centuries and a concern for government policy makers and more recently for non-government organizations (NGOs). In this paper, we consider how management approaches to resolving the dilemma of poverty can be advanced by drawing on two major areas in the development arena associated with poverty, namely, ‘social exclusion’ and ‘the human development paradigm’. We put forward the argument that for groups of people where social disintegration has already occurred, only structural interventions coupled with a social development mechanism will achieve the desired effect. One method for achieving this is through the use of microfinance programs which provide a broad range of financial services to the poor and low-income households as well as to micro-enterprises. This paper contributes to both management practice and theory by developing a theoretical model that microfinance institutions need to do to aid both ‘human development’ and ‘social inclusion’ processes for the socially excluded and poor.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Description: 1 CD-ROM ; 12 cm.

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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