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



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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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  • Enrique Ogliastri, 2008. "Strategy and Structure in Civil Society Organizations in Latin America and Spain: A Four-Stage Model," Working Papers Economia wp08-28, Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment.
  • Handle: RePEc:emp:wpaper:wp08-28

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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, January.
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    Change management; Non Profit Organisations; Strategy;

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