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Social entrepreneurship: Taking stock and looking ahead

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  • Mair, Johanna

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    This essay sets out to take stock of existing endeavors to conceptualize Social Entrepreneurship. We illustrate the context-specific nature of the phenomenon and derive implications for fostering social entrepreneurship as a positive force for social and economic development. The paper has two main objectives: first, to stimulate a productive agenda for future research that goes beyond questions of 'who' and 'what' by pursuing the important considerations of 'where', 'why' and 'how'; and second, in so doing, to generate real insights for advances in both theory and practice.

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    Paper provided by IESE Business School in its series IESE Research Papers with number D/888.

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    Length: 13 pages
    Date of creation: 03 Nov 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:ebg:iesewp:d-0888

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    Keywords: social entrepreneurship; institutions; capitalism;

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