Emerging resource flows for social entrepreneurship; theorizing social investment

Nicholls, Alex and Paton, Rob (2009). Emerging resource flows for social entrepreneurship; theorizing social investment. In: British Academy of Management Annual Conference, 15-17 Sep 2009, Brighton, University of Brighton.

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In the UK and elsewhere, a ‘market’ in social investment has been developing rapidly over the last 10-15 years, yet there has not been an academic study of the phenomenon to date. This paper aims to address this important gap in social entrepreneurship research. Empirically, the aim of this paper is to outline the nature, scale, and forms of these financial flows. Theoretically, the aim is to conceptualize social investment and build an analytic model of its different orientations. The paper suggests three future scenarios for social investment that blend, in different combinations, instrumental and substantive rationalities and logics.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 27623
  • Item Type
  • Conference or Workshop Item
  • Extra Information
  • Awarded Best Paper prize in the Entrepreneurship stream
  • Keywords
  • social entrepreneurship; social investment; impact investment; social return on investment; venture philanthropy
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2009 The Authors
  • Depositing User
  • Rob Paton