Scaling social entrepreneurial impact


Journal Article

Successful scaling of social impact by a social entrepreneurial organization is driven by its capabilities in seven areas, identified in this article by using the acronym SCALERS: Staffing, Communicating, Alliance-building, Lobbying, Earnings-generation, Replicating, and Stimulating market forces. The relative importance of each of these capabilities in driving scaling will depend on several situational contingencies, such as the labor needs of the organization or the public support attracted by its causes or programs. The article presents the logic, theory, and prior research that support the SCALERS model and cites examples of case experiences that are consistent with the model.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bloom, PN; Chatterji, AK

Published Date

  • March 1, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 3

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-1256

Citation Source

  • Scopus