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Business Model Innovation by International Social Purpose Organizations: the Role of Dynamic Capabilities

De Silva, Muthu, Al-Tabbaa, Omar, Khan, Zaheer (2020) Business Model Innovation by International Social Purpose Organizations: the Role of Dynamic Capabilities. Journal of Business Research, . ISSN 0148-2963. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.12.030) (KAR id:79363)


This paper examines the role played by dynamic capabilities and business model innovation in international social purpose organizations (ISPOs)1 operating across developing and developed countries. Utilizing a qualitative multiple case study methodology, we identify a set of dynamic capabilities deployed and leveraged by these organizations for business model innovation in order to achieve their dual mission of social and economic value creation. The findings highlight unique micro-foundational capabilities of the founders that are vitally important to perceive social challenges as opportunities for ISPOs to sense socially and economically intertwined prospects. We discuss the specific organizational-level capabilities—at both the production and selling sites—that are developed and utilized by ISPOs to seize opportunities by combining competing social and economic logics. In relation to transformation, ISPOs develop ecosystem-wide production- and market-related capabilities—in both developing and developed countries—that enable them to scale-up their dual mission business model through co-creation.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.12.030
Uncontrolled keywords: International Social Purpose Organizations, Hybrid Organizations, Business Model Innovation, Dynamic capabilities, Microfoundations, Economic value, Social value, Co-creation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Omar Altabbaa
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2019 16:52 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 18:12 UTC
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