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School of Business | Department of Management Studies | MSc program in Entrepreneurship | 2015
Thesis number: 14212
Values fit of the top management team and its role in predicting performance of a social enterprise
Author: Drochkova, Olga
Title: Values fit of the top management team and its role in predicting performance of a social enterprise
Year: 2015  Language: eng
Department: Department of Management Studies
Academic subject: MSc program in Entrepreneurship
Index terms: yrittäjyys; entrepreneurship; sosiaalinen yrittäjyys; social entrepreneurship; johtaminen; management; organisaatio; organization
Pages: 64
Key terms: social entrepreneurship, values fit, top management, performance
Abstract:
Social entrepreneurship is a concept that has received significant attention from both researchers and practitioners. Even though quite a lot of effort is devoted to studying social entrepreneurship nowadays, there are still some debates and ethical concerns related to the contradicting nature of social enterprises and unclear ways to determine their performance. At the same time, there exists a theory of values fit, which describes the effect of person-organization values congruence on organizational performance. This thesis aims to clarify the connection between the concept of values fit and performance in the context of social enterprise. Achieving an understanding of the potential connection will help social entrepreneurs in selecting new management with a better values fit in order to ensure better performance of the top management team, and organization as a whole.
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