Organisational antecedents of voluntary employee green behaviour: An organisational justice perspective
Social capital and community-based entrepreneurship in Africa
This study will investigate the threat of mission drift faced by social enterprises, and the strategies set up by social entrepreneurs in order to maintain their hybridity. Social entrepreneurship is a growing research topic in the literature. One of the specificities of social enterprises is particularly interesting: their hybrid nature (Battilana & Lee, 2014). Social enterprises are hybrids because they are coupling a social mission with an economic activity. There is a need to study the fragile equilibrium of social enterprises maintaining their hybridity. If they focus on the social mission, they may endanger their financial survival. But if social enterprises favour the business objectives at the cost of the social mission, it is called mission drift (Cornforth, 2014; Ebrahim, Battilana, & Mair, 2014).
Based on a multilevel analysis of social enterprises, we will investigate the tensions faced by social enterprises at the individual level (motivations of social entrepreneurs), at the organisational level (social capital and social networks analysis), and at the societal level (institutional theory). Responding to the call to investigate the mission drift in African settings (Doherty, Haugh, & Lyon, 2014), we already identified a network of social enterprises in the tourism sector in Benin (Africa). The tensions faced by those social enterprises are important, due to several crisis the last years (Boko Haram, Ebola…).
A study towards understanding the processes underlying Social Entrepreneurship
PSS, an integrative typology of value propositions and marketing practices to curb obsolescence practices? Understanding consumers’ reactions towards potential solutions.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC 2014/C 67/05; EESC, INT/779) and environmental campaigners (e.g., Terra Nova, 2012; La Fabrique Ecologique, 2016) formulated diverse recommendations to mitigate environmental and social consequences of obsolescence, namely, increasing product intrinsic durability, adopting longer warranties, facilitating repair, increasing product transparency, and shifting from product sales to service offerings. In the marketing literature, we have fragmented research on obsolescence and solutions against obsolescence (Cooper, 2004). Yet, a systematic research on the solutions against obsolescence and consumers’ reactions towards these solutions is lacking.
In this PhD, we suggest that product service-system (Tukker and Tischner, 2006), borrowed from business management, engineering and design literature, is a relevant typology to look at obsolescence and to highlight potential solutions. Besides, we conduct research on a specific solution – displaying product reparability information. We aim to answer the following questions: How, why and under what conditions do product reparability information influence consumers’ reactions (their attitude and willingness to buy)?
CSR evaluation: Analysis of the process and the challenges to become a certified B Corp company and of the impact on employees