How Beneficial are the Configuration and Shared Value Models to SMEs’ Performance?

Mendy, John (2018) How Beneficial are the Configuration and Shared Value Models to SMEs’ Performance? In: BAM 2018, 4-6 Sep, 2018, Bristol Business School, Bristol.

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At the heart of Huselid and Porter and Kramer’s Configuration and Creating Shared Value (CSV) models is that organisations support people so that they can address the dearth in performance. The author argues that the models and associated theories could benefit from a method for their implementation, given their anticipated promises to businesses, individuals and society. The results of a study of four SMEs are presented as part of the development of an implementation method to support preferred high levels of performance. The results from eighty-five semi structured interviews with management and staff not only point to the inability of the traditional models to deal with the ‘black box’ performance problem but also identify four strategies that could resolve SMEs’ performance problem and therefore a contribution to the configuration and CSV proposals. The method highlights how individuals have reflected on and learnt to use their capability to resolve their SMEs’ performance challenges thereby further extending Alvesson and Skoldberg’s ‘reflexive methodology’. The evaluation of both models and their methodological deficits reveal their weaknesses and the proposed strategies show how to usher in preferred heightened performance.

Keywords:configuration model, shared value model, organisations, performance, resistance
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N600 Human Resource Management
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:33241
Deposited On:20 Oct 2018 19:39

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