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Impact sourcing ventures and local communities: a frame alignment perspective

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posted on 06.03.2015, 14:27 by M.S. Sandeep, M.N. RavishankarM.N. Ravishankar
Using qualitative methods, this paper explores how impact sourcing (ImS) ventures frame their activities to marginalized communities. In doing so, the paper attempts to unearth the social–psychological processes undergirding ImS strategies. The findings highlight the difficulties faced by ImS ventures in operationalizing their strategic intent. More specifically, the paper provides insights into how different and diverse framings are used by ImS ventures to influence the local community. From a strategic perspective, the paper suggests that framings related to progress, family, material benefit and egalitarianism can help overcome the inevitable tensions and misunderstandings with the community. Drawing on the findings, we develop a process model that describes how competing framings of an ImS venture and the community could eventually align. Theoretically, the pa- per illuminates the day to day micro-processes of reality negotiation between so- cially driven information technology – business process outsourcing businesses and the local communities they seek to impact

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School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Information Systems Journal

Volume

in press

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Citation

SANDEEP, M.S. and RAVISHANKAR, M.N., 2016. Impact sourcing ventures and local communities: a frame alignment perspective. Information Systems Journal, 26(2), pp.127-155.

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© Wiley Publishing Ltd

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015-02-24

Notes

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: SANDEEP, M.S. and RAVISHANKAR, M.N., 2016. Impact sourcing ventures and local communities: a frame alignment perspective. Information Systems Journal, 26(2), pp.127-155., which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/isj.12057. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving

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