What makes civil society organizations effective performers? What are key practices for businesses creating social value activities as a part of their overall operations? Business leaders have long analyzed corporate practices; this book represents an innovative analysis of how one does good in an effective and strategic manner. This book aims to enable social and business leaders to gain a greater understanding of how to achieve high performance in terms of social value creation. Social Enterprise Knowledge Network is a research partnership encompassing eleven leading management schools -nine in Latin America, one in Spain, and Harvard Business School- with a demonstrated capacity to produce high-quality, original, field-based research in Latin America. Based on the results of a two-year research process on how social and business organizations in Ibero-America achieve superior social performance, Seeking Success in Social Enterprise presents the most comprehensive and in-depth analysis of such practices ever undertaken in this region. This practitioner-oriented book also enriches the literature on organizational performance, social enterprise, and corporate social responsibility, and on Ibero-America more generally.

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Austin, James; Gutiérrez , Roberto; Ogliastri, Enrique; Reficco , Ezequiel; Arenas Vives, Daniel; Vernis Domènech, Alfred

Effective management of social enterprise: Lessons from business and civil society organizations in Iberoamerica

06/2006
What makes civil society organizations effective performers? What are key practices for businesses creating social value activities as a part of their overall operations? Business leaders have long analyzed corporate practices; this book represents an innovative analysis of how one does good in an effective and strategic manner. This book aims to enable social and business leaders to gain a greater understanding of how to achieve high performance in terms of social value creation. Social Enterprise Knowledge Network is a research partnership encompassing eleven leading management schools -nine in Latin America, one in Spain, and Harvard Business School- with a demonstrated capacity to produce high-quality, original, field-based research in Latin America. Based on the results of a two-year research process on how social and business organizations in Ibero-America achieve superior social performance, Seeking Success in Social Enterprise presents the most comprehensive and in-depth analysis of such practices ever undertaken in this region. This practitioner-oriented book also enriches the literature on organizational performance, social enterprise, and corporate social responsibility, and on Ibero-America more generally.
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Effective management of social enterprise: Lessons from business and civil society organizations in Iberoamerica
Austin, James; Gutiérrez , Roberto; Ogliastri, Enrique; Reficco , Ezequiel; Arenas Vives, Daniel; Vernis Domènech, Alfred
Edited by: Austin, J. E.; Gutiérrez, R.; Ogliastri, E. & Reficco, E. (eds.)
Cambridge, Mass. (USA): Harvard Business Publishing, 06/2006
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