College of Business: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Our research program has focused on actionable research that combines inter-disciplinary perspectives and bridges theory and practice. Whereas social science research has focused predominantly on literate, relatively resource-rich individuals and societies, this research examines contexts that lie across resource and literacy barriers.

Specific research projects span topics such as poverty, literacy, and psychology, consumption and entrepreneurship, and marketing and management. This program has led to a book, several book chapters, and journal articles.

Please visit the following pages for details regarding the various research projects.


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