Dimensions of Creating Shared Value (CSV)
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Dimensions of Creating Shared Value (CSV)

Test your knowledge on the concept of Creating Shared Value (CSV) and identify the incorrect dimension. Explore the different dimensions that contribute to running a sustainable business.

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"Creating shared value" (CSV) is a popular concept of how to run a sustainable business. Which one of these dimensions of CSV is incorrect?

CSV must be a peripheral strategy

The IT revoultion of the 1990s ushered in a new type of value, put succinctly by Metclaf's Law: The value of a network increases with the square of the number of users connected to the network.” In this model, where is the value of a mobile phone?

In the network

The acronym 'NBIC' attempts to describe the revolution that will come after the IT revolution. What does it mean?


In the Semester 2 we took Ryanair's sustainability report and showed how it can make the claim of being the most eco-friendly airline while also being the highest emitter of fossil fuels. Why is this?

<p>Because it reduces emissions per unit (passenger) but grows the overall number of passengers.</p> Signup and view all the answers

The IT revolution in the 1990s ended the long-standing trade-off between 'richness' and 'reach' of communications. What does this mean?

<p>Communications can now be very micro-targeted to a lot of people</p> Signup and view all the answers

Berthon et al. (20050 use the term "trajectory of technology" to suggest that technology does not stay still, but rather is dynamically changing as it is deployed in unintended social ways. They suggest that the use of technology then feeds back into the design of the next generation of technology. What is this dynamic called?

<p>Reciprocally linked</p> Signup and view all the answers

The documentary Breaking Boundaries shows how the environmental crisis today is not just one of carbon, but of many planetary systems that interact, especially nitrogen, biodiversity, and ozone. In fact, there are so many variables interacting with each other that new environmental crises arise which are unforeseen. This unforeseen nature of the crisis is:

<p>Emergent</p> Signup and view all the answers

Management tends to view technology as a set of tools which are created by the producer and consumed, or used by the consumer. What is this?

<p>An instrumental view of technology</p> Signup and view all the answers

In hus classic discussion of organisational design, Minzberg sets up the 'adhocracy' as a decentralised, sometimes chaotic structure that suits complex, project-type work. One of the problems in keeping an adhocracy structure is that it becomes more bureaucractic as it grows. This drift towards structure is called

<p>Formalisation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What example in the lecture did we use to understand the concept of 'greenwashing', namely when a business exaggerates claims of sustainability or environmental friendliness in an attempt to gain market share?

<p>Applegreen</p> Signup and view all the answers

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