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dc.contributor.authorTerjesen, Sirien_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-27T09:21:04Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-27T09:21:04Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/25599-
dc.description.abstractThis case follows Sethu Sethunarayanan, Director of the non-profit Center for the De-velopment of Disadvantaged People (CDDP), which is dedicated to the improvement of the Irula tribe in rural villages of southeast India. The Irulas specialize in catching rats, an activity which provides the bulk of their income and food. Following a routine visit to a local village, Sethu recognized an opportunity for a “better rat trap” to aid the Irula rat catchers. With feedback from rat catchers, Sethu developed an innovative new trap. His innovation won the prestigious Global Development Marketplace award from the World Bank which provided the funding necessary to commercialize the new technology. The venture’s implementation involved site visits to identify beneficiaries, health checks and treatment, preparatory workshops, factory establishment, factory training, production, women’s micro-credit collectives, distribution and project evalua-tion. The case focuses on the relationship between human capital and technological entrepreneurship, considering the knowledge and skills required to commercialize technology for the rural poor and the positive impact on this greatly disadvantaged population.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniversität Jena und Max-Planck-Institut für Ökonomik Jenaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJena economic research papers 2007,031en_US
dc.subject.jelL26en_US
dc.subject.jelO33en_US
dc.subject.jelOen_US
dc.subject.jelN35en_US
dc.subject.keywordHuman Capitalen_US
dc.subject.keywordIndiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordInnovationen_US
dc.subject.keywordIrulaen_US
dc.subject.keywordSocial Entrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordTechnological Entrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordWorld Banken_US
dc.subject.stwHumankapitalen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmeren_US
dc.subject.stwSchädlingsbekämpfungen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnologieen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Gruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwLändliche Armuten_US
dc.subject.stwIndienen_US
dc.titleBuilding a better rat trap: technological innovation, human capital and the Irulaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn54711169Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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