- Energy-Focused Business Education: WDI Opens a New Case Study Contest
Tuesday, December 6, 2022William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan has launched the Energy Innovation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Global Case Writing Competition. Administered by WDI Publishing, this new contest is seeking innovative and expert business case studies that advance solutions to energy scarcity and sustainability. The first-place winner will receive $3,000, second-place $2,000, and third-place $1,000.
- Davidson Field Scholars Dedicate Their Efforts to Global Business
Monday, November 21, 2022The University of Michigan students most dedicated to WDI's mission to equip economic decision-makers in emerging markets with the tools for success have earned special recognition as Davidson Field Scholars. WDI again is proud to welcome its next cohort of these important student contributors.
- Thriving Business for Thriving Communities in Africa
Tuesday, November 15, 2022The William Davidson Institute celebrated its 30th anniversary with the Ralph J. Gerson Distinguished Lecture. The event welcomed entrepreneur and advocate Magatte Wade, who shared her captivating story and insights for a new era of African prosperity.
- WDI Impact Speaker: Delivering Sustainable Tourism with Cultural Taste
Wednesday, October 19, 2022Culinary-focused travel has become a hot trend within the tourism sector in recent years. But can it be sustainable? WDI will host Yigal Schleifer, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Culinary Backstreets, to discuss, “Crossing Borders and Cuisines: A New Flavor of Sustainable Tourism,” on Nov. 16 at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
- Speaker: ‘Cheetah Entrepreneur’ Wade to Address African Prosperity
Thursday, October 13, 2022Magatte Wade, entrepreneur, author and advocate for African dignity and prosperity through business growth, will deliver the Ralph J. Gerson Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 10. The discussion will be broadcast via Zoom. (Register here to join the event).
- How Gender Lens Investing Works for Both Business and Society
Monday, September 12, 2022WDI participated in the consortium of impact investment firms and studied the effects of a relatively new type of gender lens investing strategy: gender smart technical assistance (TA) activities.
- Blog: What EVs Mean for LMICs
Wednesday, September 7, 2022As the mobility sector moves toward electrification, a massive shakeup among traditional auto players is underway. Our Energy team blogs about a new project with government & industry leaders in Chihuahua, Mexico to forge a roadmap for a strong e-mobility ecosystem.
- State of Chihuahua, WDI Partner to Advance e-Mobility Transition Plans
Wednesday, August 3, 2022The William Davidson Institute and the State of Chihuahua in Mexico will join together to research and develop a comprehensive strategic roadmap for the automotive manufacturing hub to transition to a competitive electric mobility (e-mobility) ecosystem. The partnership will explore the key elements of the emerging e-mobility ecosystem and the players necessary to make it possible.
- 2022 DEI Global Case Writing Competition Winners Announced
Thursday, July 28, 2022The competition is sponsored jointly by WDI Publishing and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. For 2022, a total of 52 cases were submitted to the competition, representing authors from over 40 universities across 12 different countries. Last year’s inaugural competition drew 30 submissions received by WDI Publishing, part of the William Davidson Institute (WDI) at the University of Michigan.
- Expanding the Bahraini Economy Through Business Mentorship
Monday, June 27, 2022WDI is supporting a new project funded by the U.S. State Department and implemented by the Center for International Private Enterprise in collaboration with a consortium of partners. The project seeks to unleash the growth potential of Bahraini entrepreneurs and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises through mentorship.