Combined Forces for Social Impact

Investigating Partnership Dynamics between Social Ventures and Corporations

Authors: Schirmer, Heike

  • Publication in the field of social sciences

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​For social entrepreneurs, who often operate under conditions of resource scarcity, building partnerships offers an effective way to gain complementary capabilities. Heike Schirmer investigates the dynamics of partnerships between social ventures and corporations. Based on four case studies from Germany, the author shows two opposing formation processes. Means-driven partnerships, dominated by elements of effectuation, start with generalized aspirations and evolve over time. Goal-driven partnerships, dominated by elements of causation, start with pre-determined goals and follow a strategic, systematic implementation. The data also reveals that formation processes and governance mechanisms might be interlinked.

About the authors

Heike Schirmer obtained her PhD from the Freie Universität Berlin focusing on cross-sector partnerships. She works as a consultant at a leading international management consultancy.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Combined Forces for Social Impact
Book Subtitle
Investigating Partnership Dynamics between Social Ventures and Corporations
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-04859-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-04859-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-04858-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 234
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations
Topics