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The influence of local governments on scaling hybrid organizations in a BoP context

Müller, R. (2021) The influence of local governments on scaling hybrid organizations in a BoP context.

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Abstract:Consisting of the poorest two-thirds of the world economy, the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) is the biggest market in the world with still a great potential. Characterized by low margins and powerful local governments, most organizations struggle to acquire a proper size in the BoP segment. Based on a theoretical framework, this research provides more understanding of how African governments influence the scaling process of hybrid organizations. This type of organization combines the two objectives of delivering social impact and generating profits simultaneously. With evidence from hybrid organizations, documents and Dutch embassies, a holistic perspective is applied to gain more insights into the main governmental influences on scaling hybrids. Results from the cross-case analysis show that corruption does not always has to negatively impact the scaling process of hybrid organizations. The main difference between worse- and better performing governments is the level of interference. Most negative governmental influences on scaling hybrids are the demand of local value addition and profit sharing. Most positive governmental influences are the reduction of import/export restrictions and pro-active collaborations with the private sector.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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