Sustainable Local Entreprise Models

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SLE Network Models



"Based on 40 case studies of successful businesses and their partner organisations in Latin America, Africa and Asia, this paper focuses explicitly on the potential for self-reliant, sustainable enterprise to emerge in the developing world with or without the involvement of external actors (such as multinational corporations). The approach is asset (or resource) based and seeks to draw attention not just to market opportunities for large businesses, but also to the capabilities, relationships and other resouces that local actors may bring to sustainable enterprise in their own contexts. This approach is captured in the Sustainable Local Enterprise Network (SLE Network) model; which describes how sustainable enterprise in many developing countries can thrive in stakeholder-inclusive networked environments - a phenomenon that is seen as increasingly relevant to business more globally."