Ted London

Ted London

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration
  • Senior Research Fellow, William Davidson Institute
  • Area Chair of Business Administration
Education
  • PhD University of North Carolina 2005
  • MBA Claremont Graduate University 1988
  • BS Lehigh University 1985

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 936-6996
Fax
(734) 763-5850
Email
Room
R3396
Research

Ted London is a clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and a senior research fellow at the William Davidson Institute.  An internationally recognized expert on the intersection of business strategy and poverty alleviation, his research focuses on how organizations can achieve impact at scale, with a particular focus on building sustainable, scalable enterprises for low-income markets.

He has published numerous articles, reports, and teaching cases, sits on several advisory boards, and shares his research in venues across the globe.  He has also advised dozens of leadership teams in the corporate, non-profit, and development sectors.  Before coming to Michigan, London was on the faculty at the University of North Carolina, where he also received his PhD in strategic management. Prior to that, he held senior management positions in three continents.

London was honored to receive the Aspen Institute’s Faculty Pioneer Award, which recognized his long-standing contributions to and impact on the development of inclusive business and how it is taught in the classroom.  His multi-award winning book, The Base of the Pyramid Promise: Building Businesses with Impact and Scale, translates over 25 years of research and experience into actionable strategies, frameworks, and tools for managers seeking inclusive growth.

Executive Leadership
Ted London is a Senior Research Fellow at the William Davidson Institute and a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. An internationally recognized expert on the intersection of business strategy and poverty alleviation, London focuses his research on developing enterprise strategies for base of the pyramid (BoP) markets, building cross-sector collaborations, and assessing poverty-reduction outcomes. He has published extensively with a focus on creating new knowledge with important actionable outcomes, serves on several advisory boards, and shares his research in venues across the globe. He has also advised dozens of leadership teams in the corporate, non-profit, and development sectors on designing sustainable and scalable BoP enterprises. Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, London was on the faculty at the University of North Carolina, where he also received his Ph.D. in strategic management. He also has held senior management positions in the private, non-profit, and development sectors in Africa, Asia, and the U.S.

Featured Books

The Base of the Pyramid Promise: Building Businesses with Impact and Scale

The Base of the Pyramid Promise: Building Businesses with Impact and Scale
Ted London

As economic growth slows in the developed world, the base of the pyramid (BoP) represents perhaps the last great, untapped market. Of the world's 7 billion inhabitants, around 4 billion live in low-income markets in the developing world. These 4 billion people deserve—and, increasingly, are demanding—better...

Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid: New Approaches for Building Mutual Value

Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid: New Approaches for Building Mutual Value
Ted London and Stuart Hart

More and more enterprises are seeking to craft winning "base of the pyramid" (BoP) ventures, serving the world's four billion poorest customers while alleviating poverty at the same time. Early first-generation ventures focused primarily on selling products to this massive and growing under-served...

Preamble

Authors
London, T.
Published Date
2019

Source

Asian Productivity Organization
Pages: 
xi-xii
Riches at the Base of the Pyramid: Alleviating Poverty with Green Productivity and Sustainability
A. H. Hu

Replanteamiento de las inversiones de la comunidad de desarrollo en negocios inclusivos (Rethinking development community investments in inclusive business)

Authors
London, T.
Published Date
2017

Source

ONGAWA and Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation).
Empresa Pobreza Sostenibilidad: La Empresa Responsable Frente a Los Retos Globales
J. M. Gómez

Teaching at the intersection of business development and poverty alleviation: Bringing the base of the pyramid into the classroom

Authors
London, T.
Published Date
2016

Source

Greenleaf Publishing
Pages: 
62-77
Responsible Management Education and the Challenge of Poverty: A Teaching Perspective
M. Gudic, C. Parkes, & A. Rosenbloom

How corporations and environmental groups collaborate: Assessing cross-sector alliances and collaborations

Authors
Rondinelli, D. A. & London, T.
Published Date
2013

Source

SAGE
Corporate Environmentalism and the Greening of Organizations
J. Jermier

The impact of a scholar’s career: More than just the usual numbers for Jagdish Bhagwati.

Authors
London, T.
Published Date
2012

Source

Emerald Publishing Group
Pages: 
15-22
Advances in International Manage, Vol. 25: Institutional Theory in International Business and Management
L. Tihanyi, T. M. Devinney, & T. Pedersen

VisionSpring: A lens for growth at the base of the pyramid

Authors
Christiansen, M. & London, T.
Published Date
2011

Source

Greenleaf Publishing
Pages: 
162-184
Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: The Oikos Collection, Volume 2
J. Hamschmidt & M. Pirson

Building better venture with the base of the pyramid; A roadmap

Authors
London, T.
Published Date
2011

Source

FT Press
Pages: 
19-44
Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid: New Approaches for Building Mutual Value
T. London & S. Hart

Conclusion: A continuing journey

Authors
London, T. & Hart, S.
Published Date
2011

Source

FT Press
Pages: 
217-232
Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid: New Approaches for Building Mutual Value
T. London & S. Hart

Introduction: Creating a fortune with the base of the pyramid

Authors
London, T. & Hart, S.
Published Date
2011

Source

FT Press
Pages: 
1-16
Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid: New Approaches for Building Mutual Value
T. London & S. Hart

Shakti: Unilever collaborates with women entrepreneurs in rural India

Authors
London, T. & Vakil, M.
Published Date
2008

Source

Cengage Learning
Pages: 
524-529
Global Business
M. W. Peng

Building a sustainable venture: The Mountain Institute’s earth brick machine

Authors
Buffington, J. and London, T.
Published Date
2007

Source

Greenleaf Publishing
Pages: 
162-184
Case Studies in Sustainability Management and Strategy: The Oikos Collection
J. Hamschmidt

Revolutionary routines: Capturing the opportunity for creating a more inclusive capitalism

Authors
Milstein, M. B., London, T. & Hart, S. L.
Published Date
2007

Source

Stanford University Press
Pages: 
84-103
Handbook of Transformative Cooperation
S. K. Piderit

A development bank’s success with microfinance: Banco do Nordeste’s CrediAmigo

Authors
Mugica, Y. & London, T.
Published Date
2007

Source

ICFAI
Pages: 
192-205
Microfinance in Latin America
S. Rajagopalan

Strange bedfellows: Alliances between corporations and non-profits

Authors
London, T., Rondinelli, D. A., & O’Neill, H.
Published Date
2005

Source

SAGE
Pages: 
353-366
Handbook of Strategic Alliances
O. Shenkar & J. Reuer

Stakeholder and corporate responsibilities in cross-sectoral environmental collaborations: Building value, legitimacy and trust

Authors
Rondinelli, D. A., & London, T.
Published Date
2002

Source

Greenleaf Publishing
Pages: 
201-215
Unfolding Stakeholder Thinking
J. Andriof, S. Waddock, B. Husted & S. Rahman
Authors
London, T. & Jäger, U.
Published Date
2019

Source

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
40-47
Authors
London, T. & Fay, C.
Published Date
2018

Source

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Volume: 
-
Issue: 
-
Pages: 
-
Authors
London, T. & Fay, C.
Published Date
2016

Source

ISE Magazine: Industrial and Systems Engineering at Work
Volume: 
54
Issue: 
11
Pages: 
26-31
Authors
London, T. & Esper, H.
Published Date
2014

Source

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume: 
1331
Issue: 
2014
Pages: 
90-105
Authors
London, T., Esper, H., Grogan-Kaylor, A. & Kistruck, G. M.
Published Date
2014

Source

Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
Volume: 
8
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
37-55
Authors
Dubé, L., Jha, S., Faber, A., Struben, J., London, T., Mohapatra, A., ... McDermott, J.
Published Date
2014

Source

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume: 
1331
Issue: 
2014
Pages: 
119-141
Authors
London, T. & Anupindi, R.
Published Date
2012

Source

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA
Volume: 
109
Issue: 
31
Pages: 
12338-12343
Authors
London, T., Anupindi, R., & Sheth, S.
Published Date
2010

Source

Journal of Business Research
Volume: 
63
Issue: 
6
Pages: 
582-594
Authors
London, T.
Published Date
2009

Source

Harvard Business Review
Volume: 
87
Issue: 
5
Pages: 
106-113
Authors
Hart, S. L. & London, T.
Published Date
2005

Source

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Volume: 
3
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
28-33
Authors
London, T. & Hart, S. L.
Published Date
2004

Source

Journal of International Business Studies
Volume: 
35
Issue: 
5
Pages: 
350-370
Authors
Rondinelli, D. A. & London, T.
Published Date
2003

Source

Academy of Management Executive
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
61-76
Authors
London, T. & Rondinelli, D. A.
Published Date
2003

Source

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
28-35
Authors
Rondinelli, D. A. & London, T.
Published Date
2001

Source

EM: Environmental Manager
Volume: 
2001
Issue: 
Nov.
Pages: 
16-22

The Base of the Pyramid Promise: Building Businesses with Impact and Scale

Authors
London, T.
Published Date
01/2016

Source

Stanford University Press
9780804797337

Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid: New Approaches for Building Mutual Value

Authors
London, T. & Hart, S.
Published Date
2011

Source

FT Press
Illustration of two minds with one idea
Ross Thought In Action
Research by Professor Ted London identifies specific assets that can help co-create ventures with the “base of the pyramid.”

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