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posted on 06.04.2021, 10:57 by Daewook Kim, Wonhyuk ChoWonhyuk Cho, Barbara AllenBarbara Allen
Social economy organizations (SEOs), designed to do good for society, have been attracting significant attention as an alternative to purely profit-driven businesses. However, the sustainability of these hybrid organizations has been questioned due to the challenges in meeting the dual bottom-lines of financial performance and social purpose. This article takes a causal-process tracing (CPT) case study approach and analyzes eight SEOs to investigate the common characteristics of sustainable SEOs. The results of the analysis show that effective leadership is a sufficient (but not necessary) condition for the survival of SEOs, while leadership is a necessary (but not sufficient) condition for SEOs’ thriving. Business competitiveness is found to be necessary for SEOs’ long-term success and performance over time. Collaborative networking is a contributory condition for SEOs thriving but not a necessary condition for their survival.

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Kim, D., Cho, W. & Allen, B. (2020). Sustainability of social economy organizations (SEOs): An analysis of the conditions for surviving and thriving. The Social Science Journal, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/03623319.2020.1799174

Journal title

The Social Science Journal

Publication date

18/09/2020

Pagination

1-17

Publisher

Informa UK Limited

Publication status

Published online

Contribution type

Article

Online publication date

18/09/2020

ISSN

0362-3319

eISSN

1873-5355

Language

en