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Factors that contribute to scaling up an inclusive business : an exploratory comparative case study between two manufacturing businesses operating in a BoP an developed context.

Heerikhuize, R. van (2019) Factors that contribute to scaling up an inclusive business : an exploratory comparative case study between two manufacturing businesses operating in a BoP an developed context.

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Abstract:Inclusive businesses aim to create and capture mutual value with the Bottom-of-Pyramid (BoP) in order to alleviate poverty. However, inclusive businesses are likely to remain small. This is intriguing as this limits the magnitude of their societal impact. Although scholars have found that business model structures do not play a role, it is not yet known why inclusive businesses remain relatively small in comparison with conventional for-profit businesses. This indicates the need for an in-depth analysis of how scaling up inclusive businesses is different from scaling up conventional for-profit businesses. Namely, these differences point out the factors that particularly contribute to scaling up an inclusive business. Following this line of reasoning, the objective of this thesis is to discover the factors that scale up inclusive businesses in a BoP-context. To achieve this objective, the following research question is answered: ‘What are the factors that contribute to scaling up an inclusive manufacturing business in a BoP-context?’ This thesis is split into a theoretical part and an empirical part in order to answer this research question.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/79495
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