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A reconceptualization of social value creation as social constraint alleviation. / Sinkovics, Noemi; Sinkovics, Rudolf R.; Hoque, Samia; Czaban, Laszlo.

In: Critical Perspectives on International Business, Vol. 11, No. 3/4, 2015, p. 340-363.

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title = "A reconceptualization of social value creation as social constraint alleviation",
abstract = "Purpose: This paper has two interconnected objectives. The first is to provide a reconceptualisation of social value creation as social constraint alleviation. The second is to respond to the call put forward by Giuliani and Macchi (2014) to produce synergies between bodies of literature exploring the development impact of businesses. The paper focuses on ideas from the global value chain/global production networks (GVC/GPN), business and human rights, corporate social responsibility (CSR), international business (IB) and (social) entrepreneurship literatures. Design/methodology/approach: The paper offers a reconceptualisation of social value creation by building on the synergies, complementarities, and limitations of existing concepts identified through the literature review. Findings: The reconceptualisation of social value creation put forward in this paper contributes to the literature in the following way. It offers a useful and clear definition of the term 'social' (cf. Devinney, 2009), and it attends to the limitations of the constraint concept as put forward by Ted London and his collaborators (eg. London, 2011). Furthermore, it sketches out the basic ideas of a two-system approach to allow for the differentiation between symptom treatment and root cause alleviation. Finally, it offers a refinement of Wettstein's (2012) proposed capability-based remedial action concept. The paper furthermore proposes that there are three distinct ways in which businesses generally respond to social constraints. Originality/value: The paper illustrates how the redefined concept of social value creation can connect different bodies of literature and help make sense of existing empirical results, without engaging in definitional debates.",
keywords = "Social value, Constraints, Global value chains, Global production networks, Corporate social responsibility, International business, Social entrepreneurship, Human Rights",
author = "Noemi Sinkovics and Sinkovics, {Rudolf R.} and Samia Hoque and Laszlo Czaban",
note = "Financial support from the Economic and Social Research Council, UK, who funded part of Rudolf Sinkovics{\^a}€™ time under the {\^a}€˜{\^a}€˜Rising Powers, Labour Standards and Governance of Global Production Networks{\^a}€™{\^a}€™ grant [grant number ES/J013234/1], is gratefully acknowledged.",
year = "2015",
doi = "10.1108/cpoib-06-2014-0036",
language = "English",
volume = "11",
pages = "340--363",
journal = "Critical Perspectives on International Business",
issn = "1742-2043",
publisher = "Emerald Group Publishing",
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AU - Sinkovics, Noemi

AU - Sinkovics, Rudolf R.

AU - Hoque, Samia

AU - Czaban, Laszlo

N1 - Financial support from the Economic and Social Research Council, UK, who funded part of Rudolf Sinkovics’ time under the ‘‘Rising Powers, Labour Standards and Governance of Global Production Networks’’ grant [grant number ES/J013234/1], is gratefully acknowledged.

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - Purpose: This paper has two interconnected objectives. The first is to provide a reconceptualisation of social value creation as social constraint alleviation. The second is to respond to the call put forward by Giuliani and Macchi (2014) to produce synergies between bodies of literature exploring the development impact of businesses. The paper focuses on ideas from the global value chain/global production networks (GVC/GPN), business and human rights, corporate social responsibility (CSR), international business (IB) and (social) entrepreneurship literatures. Design/methodology/approach: The paper offers a reconceptualisation of social value creation by building on the synergies, complementarities, and limitations of existing concepts identified through the literature review. Findings: The reconceptualisation of social value creation put forward in this paper contributes to the literature in the following way. It offers a useful and clear definition of the term 'social' (cf. Devinney, 2009), and it attends to the limitations of the constraint concept as put forward by Ted London and his collaborators (eg. London, 2011). Furthermore, it sketches out the basic ideas of a two-system approach to allow for the differentiation between symptom treatment and root cause alleviation. Finally, it offers a refinement of Wettstein's (2012) proposed capability-based remedial action concept. The paper furthermore proposes that there are three distinct ways in which businesses generally respond to social constraints. Originality/value: The paper illustrates how the redefined concept of social value creation can connect different bodies of literature and help make sense of existing empirical results, without engaging in definitional debates.

AB - Purpose: This paper has two interconnected objectives. The first is to provide a reconceptualisation of social value creation as social constraint alleviation. The second is to respond to the call put forward by Giuliani and Macchi (2014) to produce synergies between bodies of literature exploring the development impact of businesses. The paper focuses on ideas from the global value chain/global production networks (GVC/GPN), business and human rights, corporate social responsibility (CSR), international business (IB) and (social) entrepreneurship literatures. Design/methodology/approach: The paper offers a reconceptualisation of social value creation by building on the synergies, complementarities, and limitations of existing concepts identified through the literature review. Findings: The reconceptualisation of social value creation put forward in this paper contributes to the literature in the following way. It offers a useful and clear definition of the term 'social' (cf. Devinney, 2009), and it attends to the limitations of the constraint concept as put forward by Ted London and his collaborators (eg. London, 2011). Furthermore, it sketches out the basic ideas of a two-system approach to allow for the differentiation between symptom treatment and root cause alleviation. Finally, it offers a refinement of Wettstein's (2012) proposed capability-based remedial action concept. The paper furthermore proposes that there are three distinct ways in which businesses generally respond to social constraints. Originality/value: The paper illustrates how the redefined concept of social value creation can connect different bodies of literature and help make sense of existing empirical results, without engaging in definitional debates.

KW - Social value

KW - Constraints

KW - Global value chains

KW - Global production networks

KW - Corporate social responsibility

KW - International business

KW - Social entrepreneurship

KW - Human Rights

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DO - 10.1108/cpoib-06-2014-0036

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VL - 11

SP - 340

EP - 363

JO - Critical Perspectives on International Business

JF - Critical Perspectives on International Business

SN - 1742-2043

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