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Article

Publication Date

2013

Publication Title

Journal of Management for Global Sustainability

Volume

2

Abstract

In this article, we discuss the importance of human assets in growing and scaling a social venture in order to achieve its objectives and attain financial sustainability. We focus on the three key dimensions of how a social enterprise’s human assets contribute to the effectiveness of the company’s operations and its missions: 1) human capital acquisition, 2) human capital development, and 3) human capital retention. In discussing and unpacking these three dimensions, we draw from rich insights and real- life examples from two social ventures we studied: Solar Sister of Uganda and E-Health Point of India. These inductively-generated research insights underscore the importance of productive engagement of human assets for the long-term viability of social ventures and in achieving their objectives on a broader social scale.

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Author Posting. © International Association of Jesuit Business Schools, 2013. This article is posted here by permission of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in the Journal of Management for Global Sustainability, Volume 2, 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.13185/JM2013.01210

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