Category: Transition from traditional to new business models and sustainability

Hogendorp, New Business Models – The Effect of Social Value Orientation on Cooperative Disposition

This thesis aims to contribute to the lacking scientific literature on new businessmodels, social value orientation and social entrepreneurship via a combination of aquantitative and qualitative research. The research examines how individuals feelabout the desirability and viability of certain alternative business models andwhether an individual’s social value orientation influences his or her beliefs on thesetopics. …

Gringhuis, Towards New Business Models – The Why and How of the Potential Value Contribution of Social Entrepreneurs

This thesis contributes to the lacking scientific literature on the motivational values of social entrepreneurs, as well as to the newly arising literature on New Business Models. Through interviews with multiple support organizations, social entrepreneurs’ main motivational values are derived and mapped, then visualized within the Schwartz structure of human motivational value types. Furthermore, the …

Hessenauer, Multinational Corporations’ Initiatives and their Impact on the Quality of Life of Local Communities. A Study of the Indian Automotive Industry.

Though the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is vastly discussed in management literature little is known about its relation with community development at the local level. This paper makes an attempt to shed light on the current landscape of CSR activities within the automotive industry in India. Based on a multiple case study analysis …

Kistemaker, Local Economic Development and its multi-level, multi-actor influences: the influence of supranational power and social capital

This research investigates the differences in local economic development in developing and developed countries. It used the model by Pennink (2014) which is based on developing countries and applies it to a developed country. The findings are that MNEs and their activities do not seem to play a role in LED; universities have a supporting …

Koopmans, The Dynamics of Social Capital in Effectuating Collective Action; Building Proactive Resilience

This study explores the dynamics of social capital in collective-action settings in the form of various processes in a social (-ecological) movement and how these dynamics build proactive resilience to sustain the Earth.  This study provides a thorough theoretical background on the concepts under study: social capital, collective action, (proactive) resilience and sustainable development; visualized …

Astiwi, Strategic Interplay Local Government, Actor, and Social Media in Advancing Inter-Regional New Business Model Enterprise Contribution to Sustainability Transition

The study provides an overview of how systemic interplay of local government, local actors, and social media intermediates NBMe’s contribution in local sustainability transition. The process involves cross-country knowledge transfer, “telling” way through local government, local leader, social media as agent and “showing” way of communication, as well as scenarios where trusted agent and its …