Spear, Roger and Hulgard, Lars
(2006). Social entrepreneurship and the mobilisation of social capital in European social enterprises.
In: Nyssens, Marthe ed.
Social Enterprise: At the crossroads of market, public policies and civil society.
Routledge studies in the management of voluntary and non-profit organizations.
Oxford, UK: Routledge, pp. 85–108.
During the last two decades, starting in the mid 1980s, a remarkable connection between features usually considered as belonging to the sphere of civil society and characteristics usually related to market economics has evolved as a trend in the not-for-profit sector: the emergence of social entrepreneurship. Concepts and understandings related to social science all of a sudden ended up inter-twined with the vocabulary of market economics: 'entrepreneurship', 'innovation', 'capital'... Social entrepreneurs, it is said, are equivalents of business entrepreneurs 'but they operate in the social, not-for-profit sector, building "something from nothing" and seeking new and innovative solutions to social problems'.
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