GE South Africa: Londvolota's Contextual Leadership for Creating Shared Value
In January 2019, one of the founding members and current board members of Londvolota, a South African trust formed by General Electric South Africa (GESA) in 2015, faced a challenge. Londvolota needed to improve the establishment and growth of entrepreneurial South African businesses as part of GESA's development of local suppliers, which aimed to enable the best of these businesses to supply the global GE network. The initiative represented a major contribution to supporting the South African economy; however, the board was considering updating its criteria for selecting the businesses for development. How should the organization adjust its criteria to avoid failures and increase the initiative's success rate? Caren Scheepers is affiliated with University of Pretoria. Abdullah Verachia is affiliated with University of Pretoria. Ingrid Trusler is affiliated with University of Pretoria.