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

22 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2014

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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: January 2014

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.

Suggested Citation

Zahra, Shaker A. and Newey, Lance R. and Li, Yong, On the Frontiers: The Implications of Social Entrepreneurship for International Entrepreneurship (January 2014). Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 38, Issue 1, pp. 137-158, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2378647 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/etap.12061

Shaker A. Zahra (Contact Author)

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

University of Nevada Las Vegas ( email )

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

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