The microfinance sector has witnessed various controversies and criticisms recently as a consequence of its commercialization and the related involvement of international investors. Against this background, the qualitative case study reported on examines the perceptions of stakeholders from the Swiss microfinance investment network. How do the various investor-related stakeholder groups perceive the motivation to become engaged in microfinance, the mission drift issue and the current state and potentials of mutual value creation? The findings suggest that common ground on fundamental questions facilitates superior mutual value creation among the investigated stakeholders. Implications include the need for enhanced coordination between private and public stakeholders.
Marc Moser Marc Moser studied Business Administration at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and graduated with a Master of Arts in 2009. Since 2008, he has been a research assistant at the Institute for Strategic Management: Stakeholder View as well as a lecturer in Strategic Management/Stakeholder Management and Scientific Working at the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich (HWZ). Marc Moser completed the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia, in 2013. He received twice the ‘USQ Dean’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievements’ in the first year of his doctoral studies.