Examples of Scaling Strategies

  • Urs JägerEmail author
  • Felipe Symmes
  • Guillermo Cardoza


After having analyzed each of the elements included in Phases I, II, and III, social entrepreneurs have gathered a significant amount of information about the business model they will use to design the scaling strategy. In this chapter we provide examples of established scaling strategies that social entrepreneurs might use when developing their strategy. This list is not exhaustive, but rather illustrates examples of market-based scaling strategies that can be constructed using our proposed three-phased approach. In this light, we will analyze three different scaling strategies: co-creation in low-income contexts, collective impact, and replicating business models. This chapter introduces one example case for each of these strategies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INCAE Business School & VIVA IdeaAlajuelaCosta Rica
  2. 2.Viva IdeaSan JoséCosta Rica
  3. 3.INCAE Business SchoolAlajuelaCosta Rica

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