Title: Creating economic value through multi-stakeholder partnership (case study on the black soybean farmers development programme of Unilever Indonesia)

Authors: Kartika Dewi Sri Susilowati

Addresses: Department of Accounting, State Polytechnic of Malang, Jl. Soekarno Hatta No. 9, Malang 65141, East Java, Indonesia

Abstract: This study examines the black soybean farmers development programme created by Unilever Indonesia (UI). These programmes was developed in collaboration with several stakeholders made up of scientists/university staff, non-government organisations (NGOs), financial institution, farmers, wives of farmers and cooperative. The programme basically aims to set up local black soybean production centres to assure a continuous supply of the main ingredients of Bango soy sauce, a flagship product of UI with a quantity, quality and price in accordance to the company's standards. This interpretive research study follows a post-positivist paradigm. Data were collected by conducting in-depth interviews of all the partners involved in the programme. Result of the study shows that the multi-stakeholder partnership created by Unilever was capable of creating positive economic value to all the partners and, at the same time, improving the quality of life of the farmers.

Keywords: partnership; multi-stakeholder; black soybean programme; Unilever Indonesia; UI.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMEF.2018.093790

International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, 2018 Vol.11 No.3, pp.289 - 297

Available online: 23 Jul 2018 *

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