|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/03068290610660670|
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Purpose – This paper is concerned with developing a framework which allows both economic and social entrepreneurship to be analysed.
Design/methodology/approach – The framework is developed to accommodate the often neglected collective or pluralistic dimension of entrepreneurship. It draws on the behavioural approach to adopt a straightforward definition of social entrepreneurship – focusing on the creation of a social enterprise (co-operative, mutual or voluntary organisation). The paper is exploratory, developing a conceptual framework, based on some case studies of social enterprises in a range of business sectors, in the UK.
Findings – The findings from this small scale study provide interesting models of entrepreneurship that contrast with conventional models for SMEs.
Research limitations/implications – The research has implications for research on conventional entrepreneurship, as well as creating a basis for developing the new field of social entrepreneurship.
Practical implications – The paper provides policy implications for more effective support of social entrepreneurship.
Originality/value – The paper establishes the importance of some distinctive factors in social entrepreneurship for policy and further research.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Co-operative organizations; Corporate social responsibility; Entrepreneurialism|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)|
|Depositing User:||Roger Spear|
|Date Deposited:||16 Jun 2006|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2016 15:51|
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