USP Electronic Research Repository

Facilitating cultural change in social enterprises

Eti-Tofinga, Buriata and Singh, Gurmeet and Douglas, Heather (2018) Facilitating cultural change in social enterprises. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 31 (3). pp. 619-636. ISSN 0953-4814

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (398kB)


Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationships and influences of change enablers for social enterprises in organizations undergoing cultural change. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected through a survey of social enterprises in two Pacific Island nations, and analyzed with Pearson and regression analyses. Findings The study finds that social enterprises are better equipped to implement cultural change when they exploit a robust entrepreneurial capability while optimizing strategic, financial and adaptive capabilities. These capabilities should be aligned with the enterprise's culture and processes associated with transitioning the organizational culture to access resources and achieve its mission. Based on these results, a Cultural Change Enabling (CCE) Framework is proposed to help social enterprises leverage the dynamic interactions between the enterprise, its capabilities and environment, and organizational change processes. Practical implications Using the CCE Framework will benefit leaders of public benefit organizations, including social enterprises, to identify their capabilities, and develop an enabling culture to advance their trading activities and social mission so that social enterprises might operate sustainably. Originality/value As one of the first studies to examine the readiness for organizational change in social enterprises, this study provides new insights on the capabilities for organizational change, and the dynamics of organizations undergoing cultural transformation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Management and Public Administration
Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca - Waqairagata
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2018 22:35
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2018 22:07

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...