Social Entrepreneurship: An Exploratory Citation Analysis

18 Pages Posted: 4 May 2015

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Sascha Kraus

Hochschule Liechtenstein

Matthias Filser

Utrecht University - School of Economics

Michele O'Dwyer

University of Limerick

Eleanor Shaw

University of Strathclyde - Department of Marketing

Date Written: April 15, 2014

Abstract

Research on Social Entrepreneurship became a growing field of interest during the past decades. However, as the heterogeneity of investigated topics is rather large the purpose of this contribution is to provide an overview of the current state of research on Social Entrepreneurship. In doing so previous research is structured to identify major contributions and thereby key discussion lines within this field. Based on a bibliometric citation analysis of 129 core papers and 5,228 cited references, five topic clusters are identified within the field of Social Entrepreneurship: 1) Definitions and conceptual approaches, 2) Impetus, 3) Personality, 4) Impact and performance, and 5) Future research agenda. By reflecting the literature of each discussion line, a framework for the advancement of Social Entrepreneurship research is provided.

Keywords: Bibliometrics, Citation analysis, Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship

JEL Classification: L26, M14

Suggested Citation

Kraus, Sascha and Filser, Matthias and O'Dwyer, Michele and Shaw, Eleanor, Social Entrepreneurship: An Exploratory Citation Analysis (April 15, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2601909 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2601909

Sascha Kraus (Contact Author)

Hochschule Liechtenstein ( email )

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Liechtenstein

Matthias Filser

Utrecht University - School of Economics ( email )

Kriekenpitplein 21-22
Adam Smith Building
Utrecht, +31 30 253 7373 3584 EC
Netherlands

Michele O'Dwyer

University of Limerick ( email )

Castletroy, Co
Limerick
Ireland

Eleanor Shaw

University of Strathclyde - Department of Marketing ( email )

Glasgow, Scotland
United Kingdom

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