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The Moderating Effect of Social Innovation in Perspectives of Shared Value Creation in the Educational Sector of Ghana

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School of Management, Department of Marketing, Jiangsu University, 301 Xuefu Road, Zhenjiang 212013, China
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Department of Statistics, Tamale Technical University, P.O. Box 3 E/R, Northern Region, Tamale +233, Ghana
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Faculty of Agribusiness and Communication Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics, University for Development Studies, Northern-Region, Tamale +233, Ghana
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Sustainability 2018, 10(11), 4216; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10114216
Received: 4 September 2018 / Revised: 30 October 2018 / Accepted: 12 November 2018 / Published: 15 November 2018
This paper presents a survey study of how social innovation moderates social and economic value from the perspective of shared value creation. Specifically, the study addresses the following questions: Does economic value lead to social value creation in shared value creation? Does social innovation moderate social and economic value in the creation of shared value? The questions are addressed through an empirical investigation of 250 social enterprise organizations that apply social objectives and a market-based approach to attain social and economic goals in Ghana. The study used SmartPLS software version 3.0 to evaluate the data collected. The results indicated that economic value influences the creation of social value in shared value creation. Study results also revealed that social innovation is a driver of shared value creation via social value in the educational sector of Ghana. However, social innovation could not play a moderating role in economic value to shared value creation. View Full-Text
Keywords: economic value; social value; social innovation; shared value; social enterprise organizations economic value; social value; social innovation; shared value; social enterprise organizations
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Li, W.; Sadick, M.A.; Musah, A.-A.I.; Mustapha, S. The Moderating Effect of Social Innovation in Perspectives of Shared Value Creation in the Educational Sector of Ghana. Sustainability 2018, 10, 4216. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10114216

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Li W, Sadick MA, Musah A-AI, Mustapha S. The Moderating Effect of Social Innovation in Perspectives of Shared Value Creation in the Educational Sector of Ghana. Sustainability. 2018; 10(11):4216. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10114216

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Li, Wenyuan, Mohammed Abubakari Sadick, Abdul-Aziz Ibn Musah, and Salisu Mustapha. 2018. "The Moderating Effect of Social Innovation in Perspectives of Shared Value Creation in the Educational Sector of Ghana" Sustainability 10, no. 11: 4216. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10114216

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