Can Cocoa become a social business in S. Tomé and Príncipe?

  • José Maria Moutinho (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The present dissertation, written in the form of a regular master thesis, aims to present the Santomean cocoa industry, the industry that made the country grow since the mid-19th century which has become not more than a residual production, and its potential for generating an impactful social business. In the following pages, the dissertations’ outline is introduced. Then the reader is provided with an overview of the main literature about social entrepreneurship, impact assessment, the global cocoa industry and the Santomean historical national context. Afterwards, the thesis focuses the analysis on the Santomean cocoa industry providing an historical perspective and describing current competitive scenario, creating with this information the social business model. Finally the conclusions and limitations of this model are presented as well as the future research guidelines.
Date of AwardJun 2012
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorSusana Frazão Ferreira Fernandes Pinheiro (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Gestão

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