Network model for social entrepreneurships: Pathways to sustainable competitive advantage
Aries Heru Prasetyo, Wei Lo, Ariana Chang

The study tried to identify network model of social enterprise in gaining sustainable competitive advantage. By propounding twofold of questions: (1) what is the appropriate network typology that can help the company to gain cost advantage as well as shortening innovation process at the same time and (2) what is the best network model for sustainable competitive advantage which fit in with the characteristic of social enterprise, our study contribute to two pivotal issues on social entrepreneurships. First, drawing back to the structural inertia of an organization, each life-stage refers to specific basis of relationships. We propose four typologies consisted of voluntary basis, coalition basis, and contractual-basis and end up with strategic cooperative basis. The sequential flows had successfully identified, therefore the typology can be seen as a cycle. The study enclosed with proposed network model that fits in with the true character of social enterprise to achieve better sustainable competitive advantage. The unique insight from the study is the use of current and desired state of art as alternative for performance measurement which might be developed further, thus complementing the existing common variables

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