Development of a sustainable business model for a third sector organisation in achieving business excellence
by Adekunle Sabitu Oyegoke
International Journal of Business Excellence (IJBEX), Vol. 7, No. 6, 2014

Abstract: The aim of this study is to develop a sustainable business model for a third sector organisation (TSO) in order to be self-reliant and achieve business excellence. This study was carried out through extensive literature review, a comprehensive case study which is supplemented by analysing the case TSO's internal documents, discussions and interviews with its core staff. The study proposes a mixed business model which is driven by both social and economic values. Three strands of 'convergence business ideas' were suggested and 12 factors toolbox was developed. This study supports the need for reform in TSO's funding portfolios, government support in TSO's capacity building in order for the TSOs to be able to actualise the transformation and need for diversification and internationalisation of their existing services.

Online publication date: Tue, 28-Oct-2014

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