Critics on Shared Value

The first critics arrived from the Economist article titled "Oh, Mr Porter. The new big idea from business’s greatest living guru seems a bit undercooked" available at

Furthermore, another article by Thomas Beschorner appeared on the Business Ethics Journal Review, recall how Shared Value is neither so radical nor such a departure from standard management thinking as the authors make it seem. Available at

Recently, another article by Crane et al. addressed how Shared Value practice was indeed already applied by organisations and criticize it because of it's naive approach and shallow conception of the corporation's public role. On the other hand they recognize Porter's ability to disseminate the concept among practitioner and academic audiences, the connection of strategy and social goals, by systematizing of some previously underdeveloped, disconnected areas of research and practice. Available at