Toward a Sustainable Community-based Enterprise: Organizational Architecture and Performance

Soviana Soviana


Responding to the lack of understanding of community-based enterprise (CBE), this paper aims to pursue asustainable CBE-model by identifying the organizational architecture and performance of existing CBEs, as well asfinding out aspects that influence the CBEs’ success. A case-survey of 34 cases is conducted to bridge the gapbetween the individuality of case-study reports and a better generalization of knowledge. Ten hypotheses aredeveloped and tested using Partial Least Square and Ordered Logistic Regression methods. Descriptive statisticsshow that the contextual situation, organizational architecture, and performance of CBEs are far from uniform. TheCBEs’ performance is sustainable since generally they indeed bring economic, social, as well as environmentalimprovements. Nevertheless, the sustainability of organizational architecture is rather fragile since almost all CBEs’activities are not free from outsiders’ intervention and in many cases ‘smaller group of individuals on behalf of thepeople’ still becomes the driver of CBEs.

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Management and Organizational Studies  ISSN 2330-5495 (Print)  ISSN 2330-5509 (Online)

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