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Veronica Robles Cultural Center (VROCC): an NGO’s Journey in Time of Pandemic

Alexandra Spiliakos (MBA graduates from Boston College Carroll School of Management, Massachusetts, USA)
Shubhalaxmi Taywade (MBA graduates from Boston College Carroll School of Management, Massachusetts, USA)

Publication date: 15 June 2021

Abstract

Study Level/Applicability

This case study is intended for an MBA level audience; however, it can be used for upper-level college students as well.

Subject Area

This case's main subject areas include the following: organizational strategy, NGO strategic management, strategy and management during pandemic and women entrepreneurs or women-led business.

Case Overview

This case is about the organizational strategy of the Veronica Robles Cultural Center, an NGO, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The central challenge of this case study is about decision-making for a sustainable future, given limited resources, and thus a great urgency to plan conservatively. The central protagonist of the case is Veronica Robles herself. Veronica is an entrepreneur in both her personal career as a performing and teaching artist as well as the founder and creator of many programs to help spread culture and unite communities, including the Veronica Robles Cultural Center.

Expected learning outcomes

Students will learn about entrepreneurial strategy, NGO creation and management, strategy to create social value and organizational management during time of pandemic or widespread crisis.

Social Implications

This case is focused on creating social value through the analysis of a woman-founded and managed NGO. While managing the NGO's strategy through the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, operations must proceed with the utmost level of sustainability. With a focus on the well-being of the community, Veronica Robles Cultural Center (VROCC) needs to find a way to remain relevant in the short term while building out a sustainable organizational structure to succeed in the long term.

Subject code

CSS 11: Strategy

Supplementary Materials

Teaching Notes are available for educators only.

Keywords

Citation

Spiliakos, A. and Taywade, S. (2021), "Veronica Robles Cultural Center (VROCC): an NGO’s Journey in Time of Pandemic", . https://doi.org/10.1108/CFW.2020.000019

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2021, Alexandra Spiliakos and Shubhalaxmi Taywade

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