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Scaling impact of Stakeholder Interdependencies within Inclusive Businesses

Helmke, Christoph (2021) Scaling impact of Stakeholder Interdependencies within Inclusive Businesses.

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Abstract:The purpose of this research paper is the identification of stakeholder interdependency factors that contribute to scaling effects on the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) population. The mainly executed qualitative research involves inclusive businesses (IB) producing food and creating energy provision for the domestic markets in several African countries and Indonesia. This paper is part of an extensive research project named “Action Repertoire for Distributed Business Models in Inclusive Business Value Chains.” It involves several institutions and organizations based in the Netherlands. Findings of stakeholder interdependencies indicate that significant factors can be found in the educational mediation and the financial resources provided by governmental, private, and non-governmental organizations. These factors refer to the interdependency types of “Actor interaction” and the “Resource interfaces”. Additionally, the paper considers that transitions among the three interdependency types are fluent. Moreover, the report indicates that the initially stated stakeholder interdependency factors are also applicable to inclusive businesses, while current research was based on regular profit companies. The gained knowledge can be used to analyze and support inclusive businesses more appropriately and allow managers of the IB to raise awareness about what is going on in their stakeholder environment. Future research can be based on the connection between stakeholder interdependencies and scaling while trying to leave supporting factors out of consideration. Future implications can lead inclusive businesses to create a self-sustained structure without being directly reliant on governmental and non-governmental support.
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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