Social Entrepreneurship and Institutional Factors: A Literature Review

In: Social Entrepreneurship in Non-Profit and Profit Sectors: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives. Ed.: Marta Peris-Ortiz, Frédèric Teulon, Dominique Bonet-Fernandez (pp. 9-29). International Studies in Entrepreneurship (Vol. 36), Springer.

Posted: 11 Mar 2017

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David Urbano

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Elisabeth Ferri

Independent

Marta Peris-Ortiz

Polytechnic University of Valencia

Sebastian Aparicio

Durham University Business School; Autonomous University of Barcelona; Fundación ECSIM Centro de Estudios en Economía Sistémica

Date Written: March 1, 2017

Abstract

During recent decades, the interest of academia and policy-makers in social entrepreneurship has been increasing, due to its impact on social and economic development. The main objective of this chapter is to explore the content and methodology used in social entrepreneurship research focusing on the institutional economics perspective. The literature review was based on articles published in top journals, especially those included in the Web of Science. The main findings suggest that social entrepreneurship literature has tended to focus describing experiences of the most popular social entrepreneurs, their personal characteristics and their key success factors. Additionally, the vast majority of the literature is classified as conceptual research. Likewise, empirical research is characterized by the use of case study methodology. The study has both theoretical (for the development of the literature in the social entrepreneurship field) and empirical implications.

Keywords: Social entrepreneurship, Social entrepreneurial activity, Institutional factors, Literature review

Suggested Citation

Urbano, David and Ferri, Elisabeth and Peris-Ortiz, Marta and Aparicio, Sebastian, Social Entrepreneurship and Institutional Factors: A Literature Review (March 1, 2017). In: Social Entrepreneurship in Non-Profit and Profit Sectors: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives. Ed.: Marta Peris-Ortiz, Frédèric Teulon, Dominique Bonet-Fernandez (pp. 9-29). International Studies in Entrepreneurship (Vol. 36), Springer., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2929823

David Urbano

Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

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Elisabeth Ferri

Independent ( email )

Marta Peris-Ortiz

Polytechnic University of Valencia ( email )

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Valencia, Valencia 46022
Spain

Sebastian Aparicio (Contact Author)

Durham University Business School ( email )

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United Kingdom

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Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

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Barcelona, Barcelona 08193
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