Found 7 article(s) for author 'Julie Battilana'

Should You Agitate, Innovate, or Orchestrate?

Should You Agitate, Innovate, or Orchestrate? Julie Battilana, September 18, 2017, Opinion, “When Marie Trellu-Kane observed increased fragmentation across social and economic lines in France, and increasing youth unemployment, she could not help but respond. In 1994, along with Lisbeth Shepherd and Anne-Claire Pache, she cofounded Unis-Cité, a nonprofit that launched France’s first youth service program, modeled after City Year in the United States. Still the president of Unis-Cité in 2017, Trellu-Kane recalled, “We were 23 [years old] at the time, so we created the organization that we wished would have existed to satisfy our own desires to act on the problems of exclusion and inequality.Link

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Blurring the Boundaries: The Interplay of Gender and Local Communities in the Commercialization of Social Ventures

Blurring the Boundaries: The Interplay of Gender and Local Communities in the Commercialization of Social Ventures. Lakshmi Ramarajan, Julie Battilana, August 23, 2017, Paper, “This paper examines the critical role of gender in the commercialization of social ventures. We argue that cultural beliefs about what is perceived to be appropriate work for each gender influence how founders of social ventures incorporate commercial activity into their ventures. Specifically, we argue and show that although cultural beliefs that disassociate women from commercial activity may result in female social venture founders being less likely to use commercial activity than their male counterparts, these effects are moderated by cultural beliefs about gender and commercial activity within founders’ local communities. The presence of female business owners in the same community mitigates the role of founders’ gender on the use of commercial activity.Link

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Swinging between Moral and Market Imperatives

Swinging between Moral and Market Imperatives. Julie Battilana, 2017, Paper, “Financial institutions with religious affiliations are active participants in the financial market, engaging in various risky financial behaviors, yet existing studies of religion and risk preferences yield inconsistent findings. Informed by institutional theory, we argue that moral imperatives are foundational for religious organizations’ identity; as such, the nature of the risky financial behaviors in which religious financial institutions engage matters. By examining religious credit unions’ engagement in the risky financial product- private- label mortgage-backed security (PMBS), we argue that religious credit unions shun financial products associated with deception, greed, and excessive value extractions that clash with the core moral principles of probity, justice, and trust that are fundamental to religious identity.Link

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Vox Capital: Pioneering Impact Investing in Brazil

Vox Capital: Pioneering Impact Investing in Brazil. Julie Battilana, January 2017, Case, “Vox Capital was the first certified impact investing fund in Brazil. Founded in 2009, it provides early-stage capital for companies offering innovative and scalable solutions to enhance the lives of low-income Brazilians, while aiming to simultaneously generate attractive market-rate financial returns for investors. This case examines the evolution of Vox Capital, across understanding the landscape, launching, raising funds, selecting investees, structuring deals, building investee capacities, tracking performance, developing internal systems, and advancing the field of impact investing.Link

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Harnessing Productive Tensions in Hybrid Organization: The Case of Work Integration Social Enterprises

Harnessing Productive Tensions in Hybrid Organization: The Case of Work Integration Social Enterprises. Julie Battilana, November 11, 2014, Paper. “We examine the factors that influence the social performance of hybrid organizations that pursue a social mission, and sustain their operations through commercial activities, by studying work integration social enterprises (WISEs). We argue that social imprinting and economic productivity are both important drivers of WISEs’ social performance. However, there is a paradox inherent in the social imprinting of WISEs…” May require purchase or user account. Link

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The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. Julie Battilana, May 2014, Case. “In 2014, as the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) has just brought former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on as chairman of the board, Jean Rogers, founder and CEO struggles with how best to ensure the nonprofit’s financial sustainability while pushing for broad acceptance of its nonfinancial accounting metrics…” May require purchase or user account. Link Verified October 12, 2014

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The Network Secrets of Great Change Agents

The Network Secrets of Great Change Agents. Julie Battilana, July 2013, Opinion. “Change is hard, especially in a large organization. Yet some leaders succeed—often spectacularly—at transforming their workplaces. What makes them able to exert this sort of influence when the vast majority can’t? The authors tracked 68 change initiatives in the UK’s National Health Service, an organization whose size, complexity, and tradition can make reform difficult. They discovered several predictors of change agents’ success—all of which emphasize the importance of networks of personal relationships…” Link Verified October 12, 2014

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