- Filling a Cross-Cultural Niche in Business Education
Tuesday, September 14, 2021Virtual Exchange + Cross-Cultural Understanding Impact report chronicles how virtual exchange is teaching students the value of cross-cultural understandingAn effective cross-cultural course prompts students to mindfully approach the complexities of an intertwined and diverse global world. It does more than simply place a student in a new country, expecting that…
- Pandemic Invention: Expanding Learning in Africa’s Health Labs
Wednesday, September 8, 2021Global medical device firm, Becton, Dickinson and Company, has trained medical laboratory staff across Africa under public-private Labs for Life project for years. But when the pandemic shut down in-person instruction, WDI helped by connecting learners over their mobile phones.
- Meeting Uncertainty with Purpose
Monday, August 30, 2021As we start a new academic year, WDI President Paul Clyde reminds us that "rising to meet the profound challenges of uncertainty is in our DNA," at the Institute. It's also our mindset in responding to the pandemic's impact wherever we work, around the world.
- WDI’s Field Scholar Program: Double Duty, Double Impact
Wednesday, August 25, 2021WDI supports U-M student initiatives in a number of ways, from sponsored courses, to specialized projects to coordinated internships. However, to become a field scholar, students must complete two courses or programs, in coordination with their graduate programs.
- Winners Announced in the DEI Global Case Writing Competition
Tuesday, July 27, 2021Learn more about the Winners of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Case Writing Competition - a challenge with the goal of eliciting and sharing case studies that would encourage critical thinking around effective DEI measures in business.
- Clinic to Hospital: After the Pandemic, Improving Health Care Delivery
Wednesday, June 23, 2021Essential agricultural workers and their families in Mexico may soon have access to additional healthcare and hospital services, thanks to one doctor and his team’s efforts to expand services at a local clinic. Learn how our research helped with potential development finance for the expansion of much-needed services at OSME clinic.
- The Business of Biowaste: Developing a Profitable Model for Off-grid Energy
Wednesday, March 31, 2021U-Michigan Prof Jose Alfaro has pioneered new ways to harness sustainable energy from "biowaste." Alfaro is rolling it out as a new business that will serve other small businesses such as farming cooperatives, with the help of the WDI.
- Student Perspective: Pioneering Investments in India
Thursday, January 28, 2021Lawrence Chen, a former Davidson Field Scholar who earned his MBA from the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan in 2020, shares his experiences developing the International Investment Fund (IIF). In this blog, he explains how he and fellow students evaluated India-based businesses for investment.
- WDI Leads Research in Gender Equity Impact Investment Effort
Wednesday, December 16, 2020WDI's Performance Measurement & Improvement team is leading the research for the Gender-Smart Enterprise Assistance Research Coalition (G-SEARCh) which includes six impact investors. The group came together with a shared goal of supporting small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets to incorporate gender across their respective business models.
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Global Case Writing Competition Launches
Thursday, October 29, 2020WDI Publishing and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and its Sanger Leadership Center are joining together to address this important movement by launching the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Global Case Writing Competition.