Päivi Jokela, Postdoctoral researcher Dr, Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku, Department of Marketing, FI-20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland, tel.: +358 2 333 51, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Dr. Maria Elo, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Rehtorinpellonkatu 3, 20500 Turku, Finland, tel. +358 2 33351, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Abstract

Social ventures represent a new type of organizatin that aim to create sustainable social value, such as promotig the well-being of communitis and their existence is based on developing solutins to tackle complex social problems. Developing a suitable business model for a social venture is crucial because the right model with a sustainable value offring in its core can support the venture and direct it toward self-sustainability and competiieness. Research on social venture business models has been so far limited and partiularly innovatin in business models needs more inquiry. Through an in-depth case study, we aim to extend the understanding how business models of social ventures can meet these goals and how the business model elements interact with each other. The study fidings indicate that opportunity recognitin which is followed by innovatie resource mobilizatin and integratin can turn into a well-functining business-model that serves the desired ends, creatig social value and help to achieve self-sustainability. Furthermore, establishing the right interconnectins between the business model elements was found to support the development of an effient social venture business model.