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Strategy and Structure in Civil Society Organizations in Latin America and Spain: A Four-Stage Model

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  • ENRIQUE OGLIASTRI

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    (Instituto de Empresa)

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    We developed a four-stage model on the strategic evolution of organizations and their respective restructuring. This model follows the pioneering work done by Chandler and has been applied in organizations operating in Latin America whose objective is to create social value. We found the following strategy sequence: specialization, horizontal integration, vertical integration and diversification. They correspond to social entrepreneurial, functional, decentralized and conglomerate organizational structures. Evidence is presented in 20 case studies on social enterprises that were documented as part of SEKN (Social Enterprise Knowledge Network).

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    Paper provided by Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment in its series Working Papers Economia with number wp08-28.

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    Length: 28 pages
    Date of creation: Sep 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:emp:wpaper:wp08-28

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    Keywords: Change management; Non Profit Organisations; Strategy;

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    1. Alfred D. Chandler, 1969. "Strategy and Structure: Chapters in the History of the American Industrial Enterprise," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262530090, December.
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