Our Mission

"To equip economic decision-makers in... emerging countries with the tools of commercial success." - William "Bill" Davidson, 1922–2009 Learn More
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About Us

Located at the University of Michigan, we are an independent, non-profit research and educational organization guided by our founding principle that thriving businesses drive economic development and improve social welfare in low- and middle-income countries.

Consulting

With deep expertise across multiple industry sectors and disciplines, we partner with profit-seeking firms and nonprofits to develop and apply proven business practices.

Training

Harnessing the latest innovations in education, we provide world-class management training opportunities for the global leaders of today and tomorrow.

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