A Comment on Filipe M. Santos's Positive Theory of Social Entrepreneurship

7 Pages Posted: 19 May 2014 Last revised: 3 Nov 2016

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Arvind Ashta

CEREN EA 7477 Burgundy School of Business - Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté

Date Written: May 19, 2014

Abstract

Félipe M. Santos (2012) has laid the foundations of a positive theory of social entrepreneurship by distinguishing it from commercial entrepreneurship through the concepts of value creation and value capture, and limiting it to positive externalities, both of which may lead to many avenues of conceptual research. However, the introduction of the "other's regard" as motivation to distinguish social entrepreneurship has inherent problems at this stage and may require further development.

Keywords: social enterpreneurship, value creation, value capture, image, business ethics

JEL Classification: M13

Suggested Citation

Ashta, Arvind, A Comment on Filipe M. Santos's Positive Theory of Social Entrepreneurship (May 19, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2438467 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2438467

Arvind Ashta (Contact Author)

CEREN EA 7477 Burgundy School of Business - Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté ( email )

29 rue Sambin
21000 Dijon
France

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