Realisation of diffuse benefits using a relative return on investment paradigm


  • Stephen Bounds Cordelta, Australia


social return on investment, monte carlo, uncertainty, knowledge management


This paper explores a number of ways used to quantify the realisation of systemic and diffuse benefits in public and private settings, including return on investment (ROI), social return on investment (SROI), relative return on investment (RROI), and cost benefit analyses (CBA). The paper explores the relative advantages and disadvantages of each approach, discusses a number of modelling approaches, and looks at factors to weight when determining the most appropriate technique to use.

Author Biography

Stephen Bounds, Cordelta, Australia

Stephen Bounds is an Information and Knowledge Management Specialist with more than 20 years of experience across the government and private sectors. He provides clear strategic thinking along with a hands-on approach to help organisations successfully develop and implement modern information systems. Stephen is Executive ? Information Management, at Cordelta, Australia.


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