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Partnerships in Progress by ProQuest


It's early morning in Pune, India, and 2 dozen children of migrant farm workers, slum dwellers, and other underprivileged families are clambering into a new school bus. Inside the bus is a classroom, and thanks to Springer Science+ Business Media, which donated the bus to Door Step School's School on Wheels program, the children are getting an education that otherwise wouldn't happen. Whether they call it corporate philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, or international development, companies and organizations in the information industry are stepping up to the plate and providing products and services to the underserved worldwide, especially in developing countries where access to books and content resources is difficult or nonexistent. Springer's presence in India dates from 1980, and its 2,500 workers there form the largest employee group the company has in any country worldwide.

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