Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice. CONTENIDO: Prologue: Prologue: entrepreneurship and sustainability: can business really alleviate poverty?, Daphne Halkias and Paul W. Thurman -- Introduction: business fights poverty: how enterprise, technology and people are changing the way we change lives, Zahid Torres-Rahman -- Asia. China: entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation: a Chinese case study, Xin Deng -- Lebanon: does microcredit alleviate poverty? Entrepreneurship and sustainability in Lebanon, Janine Saba Zakka -- Malaysia: entrepreneurship and sustainability in Malaysia: business solutions for poverty alleviation, Norashfah Hanim Yaakop Yahaya Al-Haj -- New Zealand: innovation in poverty research: developing measurements for monitoring social policy impacts on poverty, Paul W. Thurman, Franco Vaccarino and Daphne Halkias -- Pakistan: the pro-poor innovative female entrepreneur: linking grassroots enterprises to upscale markets in Pakistan, Shehla Riza Arifeen -- The Philippines: an entrepreneur's contribution to poverty alleviation in the Philippines, Andrea Santiago and Fernando Roxas -- Africa. East Africa: ethnic supplies: empowering African women through sustainable entrepreneurship, Mirka Fragoudakis, Patrick Akrivos and Daphne Halkias -- Nigeria: poverty alleviation consequences of rural educational enterprise: a case study of Madonna University in Elele, Nigeria, Chinyere Nwajiuba, Chinedum Nwajiuba and Kingsley Nwaodu -- South Africa: empowering women entrepreneurs in the fight against poverty: the case of the Coca-Cola Company, Chris M. Adendorff -- Uganda: Noir/Illuminati II: defining socially responsible affordable luxury clothing, Benoit Leleux -- Zambia: a collaborative multi-stakeholder approach to entrepreneurship skills development in Zambia, Ekanath Khatiwada and Norma Juma. Europe: Cyprus: the Women's Cooperative Bank, Ioannis Violaris and Athanasia Tziortzi -- Czech Republic: social entrepreneurship in the Czech Republic, Eva Abramuszkinová Pavlíková -- Greece: mastiha from the island of Chios, Greece: a case of sustainable and distributed entrepreneurship, Ioannis N. Katsikis and Klas Eric Soderquist -- Italy: the interplay between sustainability and family entrepreneurship: an Italian case study, Giovanna Campopiano, Lucio Cassia and Alfredo De Massis -- Russia: entrepreneurship and sustainability: business solutions for poverty alleviation from around the world, Natalia Vinokurova, Irina Kratko, Valeria Raskutina and Natalia Nazarenko -- Scotland: cutting it: creating space for the knowledge intensive economy, Claire Seaman and Stuart Graham -- United Kingdom: can issues of poverty be addressed through the emergence of relationally embedded social franchises?, Fiori A. Zafeiropoulou and Adrian Woods -- The Americas. Colombia: 'kambiri', an entrepreneurial alternative for Afro-descendent women displaced by violence, Melquicedec Lozano, Kathy Overbeke and Keanon Alderson -- California, USA: supporting the green economy in India: driving global change through local action, Sylva M. Caracatsanis, Shaherose Charania and Emily Goligoski -- South Carolina, USA: sustainability and social responsibility in a family sandwich shop: a case study, Teresa L. Smith and Jean-Luc E. Grosso.