Analyzing Social Entrepreneurship from an Institutional Perspective: Evidence from Spain

Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 54-69, 2010

Posted: 11 May 2011

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David Urbano

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Nuria Toledano

University of Huelva

Domingo Ribeiro

Independent

Date Written: March 1, 2010

Abstract

In recent years, social entrepreneurship (SE) has been regarded as an important source of social, economic and environmental wealth, and many scholars are focusing their inquiries on this emerging area. Little is known, however, concerning the environmental factors that affect this entrepreneurial phenomenon. In this research, we analyze how these factors affect both the emergence and implementation of SE in the highly entrepreneurial Spanish region of Catalonia, using institutional economics as the main conceptual framework. We also apply an inductive theory, building an empirical approach to conducting a multiple-case study in order to develop theoretical propositions that enhance our understanding of the phenomenon.

Keywords: Social entrepreneurship, social entrepreneur, institutional economics, case study, Spain

Suggested Citation

Urbano, David and Toledano, Nuria and Ribeiro, Domingo, Analyzing Social Entrepreneurship from an Institutional Perspective: Evidence from Spain (March 1, 2010). Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 54-69, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1836497

David Urbano (Contact Author)

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Nuria Toledano

University of Huelva ( email )

Huelva
Spain

Domingo Ribeiro

Independent ( email )

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