<p>Although corporate social innovation studies in developing countries acknowledge the importance of firm resources and capabilities for attaining social goals, they overlook the way in which these interact with broader institutions to generate successful outcomes. We address this gap by exploring the relationship between firm resources-capabilities and institutions that is conducive to meeting both business and social interests in developing countries. By employing a fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis of corporate social innovation projects performed by joint ventures of Dutch SMEs and their local partners in developing countries, we show that firm resources and/or capabilities complement strong institutions in these countries. Corporate social innovation can also be facilitated by firm capabilities in running highly legitimate projects that substitute institutional voids in these economies, attesting to multiple paths that corporations can take to achieve social innovation.</p>

doi.org/10.1007/s10551-021-04933-x, hdl.handle.net/1765/136409
Journal of Business Ethics
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University

Ayse Saka-Helmhout, Maryse M.H. Chappin, & SB (Suzana) Rodrigues. (2021). Corporate Social Innovation in Developing Countries. Journal of Business Ethics. doi:10.1007/s10551-021-04933-x