On the Frontiers: The Implications of Social Entrepreneurship for International Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Forthcoming

36 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2013 Last revised: 23 Sep 2013

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Shaker A. Zahra

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management

Lance R. Newey

University of Queensland - Business School

Yong Li

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Date Written: June 27, 2013

Abstract

We explore how social entrepreneurship (SE) research extends the field of International Entrepreneurship (IE) to affect global sustainable well-being. Well-being is a multidimensional concept that includes financial, social and environmental wealth creation. Much of IE research thus far has been based primarily on assumptions of economic opportunity recognition, evaluation and exploitation. We use the SE perspectives of blended value and international governance to revise the definition, assumptions and boundaries of IE at the firm and international policy levels. We propose a broader vision for the IE field based on an expanded set of assumptions beyond traditional economic thinking.

Keywords: international entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, international social ventures, blended value, global sustainable well-being

Suggested Citation

Zahra, Shaker A. and Newey, Lance R. and Li, Yong, On the Frontiers: The Implications of Social Entrepreneurship for International Entrepreneurship (June 27, 2013). Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2286150 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2286150

Shaker A. Zahra

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management ( email )

19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Lance R. Newey

University of Queensland - Business School ( email )

Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Yong Li (Contact Author)

University of Nevada Las Vegas ( email )

4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
United States

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