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Conceptualising value creation for social change management

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Australian and international governments are increasingly adopting social marketing as a social change management tool to deal with complex social problems. Government decision makers typically need to balance the use of business models and management theories whilst maintaining the integrity of government policy. In taking this approach, decision makers experience management tensions between a social mission to equitably deliver social services and the accountability and affordability of providing quality social and health services to citizens. This is a significant challenge as the nature of the ‘social product’ in government is often more service-oriented than goods-based. In this paper the authors examine value creation in government social marketing services. The contribution of this paper is a value creation process model, which considers the nature of governments to create social good. This is particularly important for governments where consumers still expect value and quality in the service delivered, despite that offering being ‘free’.

UOW Authors


  •   Russell-Bennett, Rebekah (external author)
  •   Previte, Josephine (external author)
  •   Zainuddin, Nadia

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Russell-Bennett, R., Previte, J. & Zainuddin, N. (2009). Conceptualising value creation for social change management. Australasian Marketing Journal, 17 (4), 211-218.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-70349335719

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/3084

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 211

End Page


  • 218

Volume


  • 17

Issue


  • 4

Abstract


  • Australian and international governments are increasingly adopting social marketing as a social change management tool to deal with complex social problems. Government decision makers typically need to balance the use of business models and management theories whilst maintaining the integrity of government policy. In taking this approach, decision makers experience management tensions between a social mission to equitably deliver social services and the accountability and affordability of providing quality social and health services to citizens. This is a significant challenge as the nature of the ‘social product’ in government is often more service-oriented than goods-based. In this paper the authors examine value creation in government social marketing services. The contribution of this paper is a value creation process model, which considers the nature of governments to create social good. This is particularly important for governments where consumers still expect value and quality in the service delivered, despite that offering being ‘free’.

UOW Authors


  •   Russell-Bennett, Rebekah (external author)
  •   Previte, Josephine (external author)
  •   Zainuddin, Nadia

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Russell-Bennett, R., Previte, J. & Zainuddin, N. (2009). Conceptualising value creation for social change management. Australasian Marketing Journal, 17 (4), 211-218.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-70349335719

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/3084

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 211

End Page


  • 218

Volume


  • 17

Issue


  • 4