Social Partnering in Latin America: Lessons Drawn from Collaborations of Businesses and Civil Society Organizations by Social Enterprise Knowledge Network SeknSocial Partnering in Latin America: Lessons Drawn from Collaborations of Businesses and Civil Society Organizations by Social Enterprise Knowledge Network Sekn

Social Partnering in Latin America: Lessons Drawn from Collaborations of Businesses and Civil…

bySocial Enterprise Knowledge Network Sekn, James E. Austin, Ezequiel Reficco

Paperback | September 30, 2004

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Can businesses collaborate with nonprofit organizations? Drawing lessons from 24 cases of cross-sector partnerships spanning the hemisphere, Social Partnering in Latin America analyzes how businesses and nonprofits are creating partnerships to move beyond traditional corporate philanthropy. An American supermarket and a Mexican food bank, an Argentine newspaper and a solidarity network, and a Chilean pharmacy chain and an elder care home are just a few examples of how businesses are partnering with community organizations in powerful ways throughout Latin America. The authors analyze why and how such social partnering occurs. The book provides a compelling framework for understanding cross-sector collaborations and identifying motivations for partnering and key levers that maximize value creation for participants and society.

James E. Austin is Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration and Chair of the Initiative on Social Enterprise at the Harvard Business School.
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Title:Social Partnering in Latin America: Lessons Drawn from Collaborations of Businesses and Civil…Format:PaperbackDimensions:410 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.04 inPublished:September 30, 2004Publisher:HarvardLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0674015800

ISBN - 13:9780674015807

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

Contributors to SEKN Research

Foreword

Preface

List of Acronyms

PART 1: THE PARTNERING PROCESS

1. The Key Collaboration Questions

The Collaboration Phenomenon

But What about Latin America?

Sample Cases and Methodology

Overview of the Contents

2. Building Cross-Sector Bridges

What Motivates Organizations to Collaborate?

Overcoming Barriers to Collaboration

Key Points to Consider

3. Building Alignment

The Alignment Concept

Alignment Breadth

Alignment Depth

The Dynamic Construction of Alignment

Key Points to Consider

4. Value Generation

Alignment as a Value Generator

Mobilizing Resources to Create Value

The Virtuous Circle of Value Generation

Value Renewal

Value Created for Companies

Value Created for CSOs

Value Created for Communities

Key Points to Consider

5. Alliance Management

Focused Attention

Institutionalization

Communication

Trust Building

Collaborations as Learning Tools

Key Points to Consider

PART 2: COUNTRY TOPICS

6. Argentina: The Role of Social Entrepreneurs in Alliance Building

Introduction

Argentine Entrepreneurship in the 1990s

Recent Dynamics of Argentine NGOs

Social Entrepreneurs in Argentina

Lessons for Social Entrepreneurs and Companies Interested in Collaborating

7. Brazil: Understanding the Influence of Organizational

Editorial Reviews

In Social Partnering in Latin America, the SEKN research team has effectively extended to the international arena and advanced James Austin's path-breaking framework for understanding and developing institutional collaborations. A real strength of the book is its 24 case studies drawn from throughout Latin America. A must read for both practitioners and scholars of business, government and the nonprofit sector.