Research Paper

Collective Identity in Cross Sector Partnerships: A Research Brief

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Authors: Payandeh, N
Publication date: 2013

Cross sector partnerships (CSPs) face the challenge of aligning diverse partners towards the same goal of social value co-creation, and in fact might conduce to conflict and inefficient use of resources. Through a study of a Dutch-Colombian partnership for the development of coffee growing families in the South Eastern regions of Colombia, the research looks into the concept of collective identity as a mechanism to help partnerships overcome such challenge.

What's behind the demand for governance? An assessment of people's views

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Author: Gina Bergh, Alina Rocha Menocal and Laura Rodriguez Takeuchi
Publication date: 2014

This paper analyses emerging data from the United Nations' MY World survey of people’s priorities for the future and how they have voted on governance-related issues. The authors compare this with a review of available evidence from global perception surveys and participatory research on people’s views and experiences relating to governance.

When is redistribution popular? Social conflict and the politics of inequality

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Author: Rodriquez, L.
Publication date: 2014

This research suggests that there is political will from the general public to act upon inequality, but that the challenge is for governments and practitioners to act quickly when inequality is starting to rise in order to capitalise the support towards redistributive policies rather than waiting until it is high and entrenched in the political and economic system.

Shifting the way we co-create. How we can turn the challenges of sustainability into opportunities.

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Authors: Kuenkel, P. & Schaefer, K (for The Collective Leadership Institute)
Publication date: 2013

In May 2012, the Collective Leadership Institute started a research project to explore the factors and patterns that help engender a collective way of leading for sustainability. The insights gained from this study show that isolated action needs to be replaced by collective leadership – a paradigm shift in how individuals find their leadership roles in the spirit of co-creation and contribution to the common good.

Successful Organizational Learning in the Management of Agricultural Research and Innovation: The Mexican Produce Foundations

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Authors: Ekboir, J.M. et alii. (IFPRI research report 162)
Publication date: 2009

Using a theoretical framework that draws on the literature on innovation systems, complexity theories, and organizational cultures and governance, this study analyzes the factors that allowed the Mexican Produce Foundations to develop strong innovative capabilities and how these capabilities were affected by changes in the interactions among regulatory frameworks, the federal and state governments and organizational structures, creative individuals, and the history of the processes.

Private and social enterprise engagement in water and sanitation for the poor. A systematic review of current evidence

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Authors: Carrard, G.A., Murta, N. & Willetts, J. (for Enterprise in WASH)
Publication date: 2013

Mixing business and social: what is a social enterprise and how can we recognise one?

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Authors: Rogerson, A., Green, M. & Rabinowitz, G.
Publication date: 2013

​This Working Paper seeks to clarify what a social enterprise is in a developing-country context. It is written from a broad public interest perspective rather than one of an investor in such enterprises.

Private Sector Activities in Disaster Risk Reduction: Good Practices and Lessons Learned

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Authors: International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) (for UN)
Publication date: 2008

Who trusts others? Community and individual determinants of social capital in Bangladesh?

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Author: Asadullah, M.N. (for the Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University)
Publication date: 2013

This IGS working paper presents new evidence on the individual and community specific determinants of social trust using data from 96 villages in Bangladesh, a country with high levels of institutional corruption and poor governance.

Empowering smallholder farmers in markets: Experiences with farmer-led research for advocacy

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Authors: Giel, T. & Proctor, F., published by AGRINATURA CTA LEI Wageningen UR
Publication date: 2013