Globalpro: Cooperatively Working to Fill Butch’s Big Boots

by: Bienvenido Nito

Publication Date: March 10, 2017
Length: 6 pages
Product ID#: 1-008-200

Core Disciplines: Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Leadership/Organizational Behavior, Social Impact, Strategy & Management

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This case features succession planning in a social enterprise. Alejandro “Butch” Lukban founded Globalpro Multipurpose Co-operative, a worker co-operative, fifteen years ago. Now, on the eve of his 61st birthday, he has thoughts about retiring but must first select a successor. Students learn about the four types of cooperatives and the sorts of skills that its executive directors need.

Teaching Objectives

After reading and discussing the material, students should:

  • Describe the nature of Globalpro as a social enterprise.
  • Distinguish Globalpro as a social enterprise from other types of business organizations.
  • Describe the entrepreneurial life cycle of Globalpro as a social enterprise.
  • Assess the alignment of Globalpro operational conduct with the principles and practices of a social enterprise.
  • Measure the social impact of Globalpro as a social enterprise in job creation and sustainability of the organization.