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Social Entrepreneurial Passion and Social Innovation Performance

Ko, Wai Wai; Liu, Gordon; Wan Yusoff, Wan Toren and Che Mat, Che Rosmawati (2019). Social Entrepreneurial Passion and Social Innovation Performance. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 48(4) pp. 759–783.

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We develop a framework to explain the underlying processes by which social entrepreneurial passion affects social innovation performance. The findings from a survey of 229 UK-registered Community Interest Companies indicate that social entrepreneurial passion can positively influence social innovation performance through creative solution generation capacity (CSGC). We also distinguish the moderating effects of different interorganizational network connections on the relationship between social entrepreneurial passion and CSGC. Our findings reveal that network connections with commercial firms are a stronger moderator of the relationship between social entrepreneurial passion and CSGC than network connections with other social enterprises. We discuss the theoretical and managerial implications of our findings.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 The Authors
ISSN: 1552-7395
Keywords: social innovation; social entrepreneurship; passion; network connections; creative; social solution generation; community interest company; social enterprises
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Strategy and Marketing
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 58761
Depositing User: Gordon Liu
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2019 14:25
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2019 08:50
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