An important part of our research concentrates on understanding the creation of social value and the impact of entrepreneurship for poverty alleviation. In this area, our work covers the analysis of both business solutions and not-for-profit organisations.
Our research papers have addressed how social value creation can be compared across different, unrelated heterogonous interventions, as well as the drivers and outcomes of partnerships between not-for-profit organisations that wish to enhance the social value created.
- Weber, C., Weidner, K., Kroeger, A. & Wallace, J. 2017. Social Value Creation in Interorganizational Collaborations in the Not-For-Profit Sector-Give and Take from a Dyadic Perspective. Journal of Management Studies, 54(6), 929-956.
- Kroeger, A. & Weber, C. 2016. Measuring and comparing social value creation: advantages and disadvantages of a new comparability method, IRIS, GIIRS, and SROI.In Lehner, O. M. (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance, Routledge, 416-430.
- Lambrich, K., Kroeger, A., Weber, C. & Wallace, J.. 2015. Challenging the Value-paradigm of Cross-sector Partnerships. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, 1, 18362-18362.
- Kroeger, A. & Weber, C. 2014. Developing a Conceptual Framework for Comparing Social Value Creation. Academy of Management Review 39(4), 513-540.
- Weber, C., Kroeger, A. & Lambrich, K. 2014. A theoretical model for understanding the scalability of social impact. In: Phan, P.H., Kickul, J., Bacq, S., Nordqvist, M. (Eds.), Theory and Empirical Research in Social Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 112-153.
Focusing on the impact of entrepreneurship, we have in particular assessed the potential entrepreneurship offers at the ‘bottom-of-the-pyramid’, where more than 1 billion people subsist on less than $2 a day. Our work has brought together evidence on the extent to which microcredit-enabled entrepreneurship can reduce poverty in developing countries and examined how the distinctive conditions of the BoP affect the development and replication of scalable business solutions for the world’s poor.
- Chliova, M., & Ringov, D. 2017. Scaling impact: Template development and replication at the base of the pyramid.Academy of Management Perspectives, 31(1), 44-62.
- Chliova, M., Brinckmann, J., & Rosenbusch, N. 2015. Is microcredit a blessing for the poor? A meta-analysis examining development outcomes and contextual considerations.Journal of Business Venturing, 30(3), 467-487.