Innovation and Scaling for Impact: How Effective Social Enterprises Do It

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    Innovation and Scaling for Impact forces us to reassess how social sector organizations create value. Drawing on a decade of research, Christian Seelos and Johanna Mair transcend widely held misconceptions, getting to the core of what a sound impact strategy entails in the nonprofit world. They reveal an overlooked nexus between investments that might not pan out innovation and expansion based on existing strengths scaling. In the process, it becomes clear that managing this tension is a difficult balancing act that fundamentally defines an organization and its impact. The authors examine innovation pathologies that can derail organizations by thwarting their efforts to juggle these imperatives. Then, through four rich case studies, they detail innovation archetypes that effectively sidestep these pathologies and blend innovation with scaling. Readers will come away with conceptual models to drive progress in the social sector and tools for defining the future of their organizations.

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    Number of Pages: 256
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9780804797344
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    Listed in: Business strategy, Research & development management, Non-profitmaking organizations
    Publisher: Stanford University Press

    Books by Johanna Mair

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