Managing to Empower: The Grameen Bank's Experience of Poverty Alleviation - Susan HolcombeLondon: Zed Books, 1995, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Small mark to the leading edge of the text block. Previous owners' name to the upper wrapper verso.
Contains: Charts; Tables; List of sources; Appendix;
From the cover: “Instead of searching mainly for models of poverty alleviation, development practitioners and scholars should be looking at how successful efforts are actually managed. This examination of the Grameen Bank does just that. Using approaches drawn from modern management theory, Dr Holcombe investigates the management of the Bank, an organisation with nearly two million borrowers, a repayment rate of 98% and a track record of successful poverty alleviation. She poses the important question: should organizations seeking to alleviate poverty through participation and empowerment themselves have participatory and empowering management styles? In the case of the Grameen Bank, she finds that it skilfully combines centralization and decentralization in ways that do empower and motivate field staff effectively. The implications for the management of development NGOs are enormous.”