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
Date Written: March 1, 2017
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
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