Rochester School a Case Study for Sustainable Business Models

Rochester School a Case Study for Sustainable Business Models

James Alberto Ortega Morales

Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia

The present work evidence the Rochester School as a success case in the Colombian organizational context, incorporating sustainability as a fundamental part of its business model. In response to the need to highlight examples of organizational cases of the Colombian reality, which have, on the one hand, sought to respond to the challenges posed by a more competitive world, especially organizations that promote an increase in the country’s level of competitiveness; And on the other hand, to highlight organizations that respond to the local, regional, national and global need to address sustainability, which, among other objectives, should contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (United Nations, 2015) and The 10 principles of the Global Compact (Oficinas de Pacto Global Colombia, 2017).

The development of this work will is being carried out in 2017, under the case study methodology (Yin, 2006) and is being developed in five phases, corresponding to: Literature review of the economic, socio-political and environmental context that affected To Rochester College from 2001 to 2016. Review of management reports, management records and project reports. Analysis of institutional budgets. In-depth interviews. Drafting of final report that includes report of decisions and explanation of the Rochester school´s business model. For the development of the project resources are established: academic, human, logistic, material, technological and physical, estimated at $ 16.000 USD.