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Corporate Social Entrepreneurship

James E. Austin

Harvard Business School

Ezequiel A. Reficco

University of Los Andes

June 30, 2009

Oekologisches Wirtschaften, No. 2, 2009

The German version of this article can be found at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1490345

Corporate Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) is a process aimed at enabling business to develop more advanced and powerful forms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSE emerges from and builds on three other conceptual frameworks: entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship. The fundamental purpose of CSE is to accelerate companies’ organizational transformation into more powerful generators of societal betterment.

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Keywords: social enterprise, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship

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Date posted: July 2, 2009 ; Last revised: July 21, 2014

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Austin, James E. and Reficco, Ezequiel A., Corporate Social Entrepreneurship (June 30, 2009). Oekologisches Wirtschaften, No. 2, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1427898

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University of Los Andes ( email )
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