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Social Entrepreneurship: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

13 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2010  

Johanna Mair

University of Navarra - IESE Business School

Date Written: November 2010

Abstract

This essay sets out to take stock of existing endeavors to conceptualize Social Entrepreneurship. We illustrate the context-specific nature of the phenomenon and derive implications for fostering social entrepreneurship as a positive force for social and economic development. The paper has two main objectives: first, to stimulate a productive agenda for future research that goes beyond questions of 'who' and 'what' by pursuing the important considerations of 'where', 'why' and 'how'; and second, in so doing, to generate real insights for advances in both theory and practice.

Keywords: Social entrepreneurship, institutions, capitalism

Suggested Citation

Mair, Johanna, Social Entrepreneurship: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead (November 2010). IESE Business School Working Paper No. WP-888. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1729642 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1729642

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