Social Venture Strategy from a Global Perspective: An Exploratory Study Assessing Ashoka Fellows

16 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2008 Last revised: 12 Aug 2014

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Moriah Meyskens

Florida International University

Colleen Robb

Florida Gulf Coast University

Date Written: April 14, 2008

Abstract

This study is one of the first that utilizes the online profiles of the Fellows in the global social venture network, Ashoka, in order to build a database of 70 social entrepreneurs. The resource-based view serves as the theoretical base by which the preliminary results are evaluated. The findings, which indicate that social entrepreneurs demonstrate similar patterns to commercial entrepreneurs, are assessed through two different lenses of analyses - alliances and knowledge management. Statistically significant relationships were found between alliances, funding sources, innovation, and ease of replication.

Keywords: Social entrepreneurship, social venture, Ashoka

JEL Classification: O00

Suggested Citation

Meyskens, Moriah A. and Robb, Colleen, Social Venture Strategy from a Global Perspective: An Exploratory Study Assessing Ashoka Fellows (April 14, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1148492 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1148492

Moriah A. Meyskens (Contact Author)

Florida International University ( email )

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Miami, FL 33199
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Colleen Robb

Florida Gulf Coast University ( email )

10485 FGCU Blvd S
Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565
United States

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