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The influence of native capability on the impact of inclusive business models in the BoP context

Wiefferink, B.B. (2020) The influence of native capability on the impact of inclusive business models in the BoP context.

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Abstract:Despite the attractive prospects of inclusive businesses that aspire to engage people at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) to create a better future, these business models face a constant collision of economic and social objectives. Literature on BoP 2.0 argues that inclusive businesses should adapt to local conditions and become embedded in the context, when aiming to make an impact at the BoP. This means that in order to achieve economic, social and environmental value, firms need to create native capability to become a successful inclusive business. This thesis aims to create insight in the components of native capability, and how they affect the impact that inclusive businesses seek to generate. The qualitative research method involving semi-structured, in-depth interviews with information-rich cases from the agricultural industry in Africa, might be an opportunity to fill the gap in existing literature on how inclusive business models create and capture value for a multitude of stakeholders. In addition, this thesis may be valuable to inclusive businesses that are currently operating at the BoP, by indicating the importance of developing native capability, so that negative outcomes are limited and poverty can be truly reduced.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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