Assessing Community-Based Enterprise: A Case Survey
Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Institute of Farm and Agribusiness Management, Germany
Community-based enterprise (CBE) has been increasingly acknowledged as a potential instrument for solving environmental and poverty problems. Despite the increasing implementation, however, a clear understanding about the organisation of CBE is still lacking. Focusing on a certain sector/country, some authors have given some efforts to develop the CBE concept. Nevertheless, the author argues that to create a generally applicable concept, an analyses beyond one particular sector or region ist essential. For that purpose, this paper aims to bridge the knowledge-gap in the CBE concept by founding the analyses on organizational insights and the generalizability-gap by employing a case survey. The objectives of this paper are: (1) to identify the organisational architecture and performance of the existing CBEs, and (2) to compare and analyse the current theoretical CBE concept with the practical experiences. The implication of this paper will be especially important for the advancement of conceptual knowledge of the CBE concept, which can further lead to a better implementation of CBE-scheme in practice.
Keywords: Case survey, community-based enterprise, organisation performance, organisational architecture
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