Posts by James Koch
New research highlights the significance of incorporating a more “bottom-up” and participatory approach to market development – a position that contrasts with top-down methods that have dominated academic, policy and practitioner discourse.
When Operations Equal Value Creation: Process innovation up and down value chains can leap the ‘voids’ in BoP markets
Business models are important, but in reality they are derived from the aggregation of value-creating processes. Put succinctly, operations = value creation in exemplary social ventures, argues James Koch, of the Center for Science, Technology and Society at Santa Clara University.
Reflecting Our Energy for Impact: How can we strengthen the contributions of incubators and accelerators?
James Koch, a co-founder of the Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI) at Santa Clara University, examines how to strengthen incubators and accelerators, an integral part of enterprise development. Based more than a decade of developing enterprises through the GSBI, Koch offers four suggestions.
Santa Clara State University’s Jim Koch says two big conferences in the last ten years have come to frame BoP market development efforts. What can we learn from what did – and what notably did not – transpire in the decade between the two gatherings? Among other things, Koch says major corporations have been greatly eclipsed by grassroots innovators.