Social Entrepreneurship: (The Challenge for) Women as Economic Actors? The Role and Position of Women in the Dutch Social Enterprises

In Creating Corporate Sustainability. Gender as an Agent for Change, Beate Sjåfjell and Irene Lynch Fannon (eds), Cambridge University Press, 2018

University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2018-12

Posted: 22 May 2018

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Aikaterini Argyrou

Utrecht University, School of Law, Students; Nyenrode Business University

Rosalien Diepeveen

Utrecht University

Tineke Lambooy

Utrecht University School of Law

Date Written: May 22, 2018

Abstract

This chapter provides a discussion concerning an empirical study and its gender-related results with respect to the role and position of women in Dutch social enterprises. The objective of the chapter is to discuss to what extent Dutch social enterprises are catalysts to promote the role and position of women in their organisational structure and functioning. As several social enterprises pursue as their societal goal the improvement of the position of women in society, or certain groups of (marginalised) women, this chapter analyses - on the basis of the empirical results - whether the role and position of women in Dutch social enterprises may indicate a change to sustainable organisational practices with positive outcomes for women in organisations, but also for women's lives in society.

Suggested Citation

Argyrou, Aikaterini and Diepeveen, Rosalien and Lambooy, Tineke, Social Entrepreneurship: (The Challenge for) Women as Economic Actors? The Role and Position of Women in the Dutch Social Enterprises (May 22, 2018). In Creating Corporate Sustainability. Gender as an Agent for Change, Beate Sjåfjell and Irene Lynch Fannon (eds), Cambridge University Press, 2018; University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2018-12. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3183064

Aikaterini Argyrou (Contact Author)

Utrecht University, School of Law, Students ( email )

Utrecht
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Nyenrode Business University ( email )

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Rosalien Diepeveen

Utrecht University ( email )

Vredenburg 138
Utrecht, 3511 BG
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Tineke Lambooy

Utrecht University School of Law ( email )

3508 TC Utrecht
Utrecht
Netherlands

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