Title: Adapting the measuring rod for social returns in advanced welfare states: A critique of SROI
Authors : Kehl, Konstantin
Then, Volker
Krlev, Gorgi
Mildenberger, Georg
Published in : Measuring and controlling sustainability : spanning theory and practice
Editors of the parent work: Lindgreen, Adam
Hirsch, Bernhard
Vallaster, Christine
Yousafzai, Shumaila
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Routledge
Publisher / Ed. Institution: London
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Editorial review
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 330: Economics
658.4: Executive Management
Abstract: The Social Return on Investment (SROI) attempts to measure socio-economic returns by linking positive value created for society to costs avoided because of an intervention. In principle SROI is an appropriate and distinguished instrument of performance and sustainability measurement for a whole range of social purpose organisations. However, an oversimplified interpretation of impact tends to produce substantial comparability and legitimacy problems. In this article we show how the capabilities as well as the deficiencies could be addressed by promoting an integrated version of SROI. The latter can not only help assess individual initiatives, but also conceptualise and fathom the impact of large service providers (networks) located in developed welfare regimes.
Departement: Social Work
Organisational Unit: Institute of Management and Social Policy (ISM)
Publication type: Book Part
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/13415
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