Inter-Organizational Collaboration towards Sustainability Value Creation Processes by the Example of the NextWave Initiative

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Publication 1-year master student thesis
Title Inter-Organizational Collaboration towards Sustainability Value Creation Processes by the Example of the NextWave Initiative
Author Buchmann, Luzia ; Geist, Vivien
Date 2018
English abstract
This thesis aims to provide insights on how private-sector inter-organizational collaboration creates interaction and synergistic value towards sustainability. Value propositions are directed towards individuals, organizations and society at large. To achieve this purpose, an explorative, in-depth case study on the NextWave initiative is conducted to address the sustainability challenge of marine plastic pollution. An abductive research approach is applied, matching main theories of both private-sector partnerships and value co-creation with empirical data gathered through semi-structured interviews with NextWave members. The study looks at individual as well as collaborative activities leading to the cocreation of interaction and synergistic value. It is further analyzed, how these created values lead to external system change towards sustainability. Key findings are limited to the case of NextWave as the intent of the study is an initial exploration of the topic. The data leads the authors to an affirmative conclusion, delivering a number of activity and process examples that foster collaboration and promote interaction and synergistic value. That, in turn, allows for system change and a more sustainable development. Therefore, this thesis makes valuable contributions to the theoretical knowledge of collaboration and value creation. Additionally, a conceptual and analytical framework based on contemporary literature contributes to the body of knowledge as well as allows practical application.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle
Pages 46
Language eng (iso)
Subject Value co-creation
inter-organizational collaboration
private-sector partnerships
sustainable value
interaction value
synergistic value
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/26486 Permalink to this page
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