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Scaling Inclusive Business – Why do some successful IB pilots fail to scale?

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Inclusive Business Insights - The Insider - September 2013
In our latest BIF insider "Scaling Inclusive Business – Why do some successful IB pilots fail to scale”, Jack Newnham identifies and examines seven broad reasons why some inclusive businesses do not go to scale. The publication draws on a range of examples (mostly not related to BIF), illustrating which hurdles could and could not be overcome to successfully scale. Most importantly, it draws out some implications for how companies can plan for scale when conducting a pilot.
There are many pilots of inclusive business models that are considered successful, but only a few examples of models that have truly achieved scale. Why is this?
A simple answer might be that although a business model is successful by certain measures, it may not actually be very commercial, and therefore be difficult to scale. But while commercial viability of the business model is a key driver of scale, looking simply at the profitability of a model misses a number of other important factors that can lead an inclusive business model to scale. These various drivers, and the challenges associated with them, need to be understood in order to better support the growth and replication of promising inclusive business models.
In this edition of ‘Inside Inclusive Business’, seven broad reasons why some inclusive business models do not go to scale are identified and examined. The implications are highlighted for each, advising what
to consider and do if you are trying to take a business model to scale. The research on which this document is based comes from of a range of inclusive business projects, both within and beyond the Business
Innovation Facility (BIF) portfolio........
For more information go to http://community.businessfightspoverty.org/profiles/blogs/carolin-schram...
To download the Article http://api.ning.com/files/no5IbvTRqFuH151n2sC7uLPD046JVPtqfcLnoPfBwEeon9...

31 Oct, 13

 

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