Print Email Facebook Twitter Structuring social business: The development of a social business guide on water projects for ICS Title Structuring social business: The development of a social business guide on water projects for ICS Author Van Lohuizen, F.J. Contributor Diehl, J.C. (mentor) Roscam Abbing, E. (mentor) Tanis, M. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Design for Sustainability Programme Master of Science Strategic Product Design Date 2013-07-17 Abstract Structuring social business. This thesis report provides an analysis and validation of the development of a Social business guide on water projects. A Social business guide that structures the social business development process and is commissioned by the non-governmental organization, ICS. The process of setting up a social business is in fact, an organizational procedure. This meant the social business guide should grow from within the organization in order for it to have the best fit with the organization. To cover the complete social business concept, meant combining the existing organizational knowledge from ICS with knowledge from literature and social business experts. All these research results are present in this thesis report. Results from this research show the different elements of the social business development process. These elements are collected in a backbone structure that orders these elements. During this research several meanings of the social business guide for ICS became clear. These meanings are collected in the manifesto. This backbone structure along with the manifesto forms the requirements of the social business guide. This report shows the final social business structure in the form of the Exclamation model. To explain the why of each of the elements this model is supplemented with the social business guide booklets. During the validation, the social business guide proved to be a good starting point for ICS to improve their social business procedures. Recommendations discussed include: Testing this social business guide in practice. Start generating case studies. Define a more accurate role of the different actors involved. The social business guide also has its limitations. It now is only developed for water projects and despite that some of the elements might be useful for other social businesses it should first be thoroughly tested on social businesses projects on water. Subject social businessfundraising To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:904731c4-3e0f-4b98-92b6-b8cc1737ec54 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2013 Van Lohuizen, F.J.