Micawber Capital: For Mission or Profit?

Kellogg School of Management Cases

ISSN: 2474-6568

Publication date: 20 January 2017


  • Balance stakeholder commitments to business objectives and social mission

  • Understand the expectations of both commercial investors and mission-conscious investors in social enterprises

  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities of structuring an organization and key partnerships based on a long-term values strategy

  • Identify organizational policies and business processes that can be changed to encourage an appropriate balance of values-based and financial-based decisions



Austen-Smith, D. and Burrell, J. (2017), "Micawber Capital: For Mission or Profit?", Kellogg School of Management Cases. https://doi.org/10.1108/case.kellogg.2016.000208

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