Past Research Projects

A Study on Socio-cultural Influences of Inclusive Business

This project focuses on the socio-cultural influences of Inclusive Business(IB), rather than its economic impacts. For the sustainability of IB, it is essential to know whether socio-cultural changes brought about by new knowledge and skills are accepted in a specific local context and whether these knowledge and skills can be synergised with organisational cultures and strategies. Therefore, with a special focus on IB’s socio-cultural influences on players—mainly the low-income population and transnational corporations—and their societies and organisations, this project explores their experiences and perspectives in the process of the formation and implementation of IB. With a non-economic focus, this project will provide an interesting opportunity to enhance our knowledge about the extent to which business can collaborate with development.