Guest lecture Social Business

Lecture for third year students about our social business model.

“Money is money”, student reaction on fund source dilemma

Today I (Joost Dam) gave a guest lecture on the social business model of Viafrica/DEAN and how it evolved since 2003. The lecture was given for the minor international entrepreneurship development (http://www.tbm.tudelft.nl/nl/studeren/minoren-en-keuzevakken/minoren/minoren/international-entrepreneurship-development/). I took the students along three major aspects and the accompanying decisions during these years. The choice of a sustainable business model, the modelling and management of an international organisation and our positioning towards the different stakeholders.

 

Ending with four dilemmas on funding, corruption, safety and governance resulted in a vivid discussion on moral decisions you have to make while working in a complex environment. Some of which will be relevant for the students during their three-month assignments.

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