Building Social Capital for Social Entrepreneurship

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Hans Westlund

DAV Institute of Management - Swedish Institute for Growth Policy Studies (ITPS)

Malin Gawell

Sodertorn University (University College of Southern Stockholm)

Date Written: March 2012

Abstract

By entrepreneurial combinations of voluntary resources, project means from public and private sources, commissions on contracts and other ways of financing, the youth house Fryshuset, with a great number of social activities for primarily young people in Stockholm, Sweden, has been able to allocate resources for establishing and expanding its activities. This development would not have been possible without struggle against established norms, values, traditions and institutions, not least the ‘close to monopoly’ that the public sector in practice was having on the fields in which Fryshuset emerged. Step by step, Fryshuset has built partnerships and alliances with public, private as well as civil actors. Expressed in a general way, Fryshuset has built a new social capital and created new norms and values. The aim of the paper is to investigate how Fryshuset has managed to build social capital through, and for entrepreneurial efforts aiming to facilitate young peoples’ development.

Suggested Citation

Westlund, Hans and Gawell, Malin, Building Social Capital for Social Entrepreneurship (March 2012). Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Vol. 83, Issue 1, pp. 101-116, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2010275 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8292.2011.00456.x

Hans Westlund (Contact Author)

DAV Institute of Management - Swedish Institute for Growth Policy Studies (ITPS) ( email )

Box 4
SE-831 40 Östersund
Sweden

Malin Gawell

Sodertorn University (University College of Southern Stockholm) ( email )

Alfred Nobels allé 7, Flemingsberg
Stockholm, Stockholm 14189
Sweden

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