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Social entrepreneurship. The contribution of individual entrepreneurs to sustainable development

  • Seelos, Christian

    (Sustainable Strategies Group)

  • Mair, Johanna

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    (IESE Business School)

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    Social entrepreneurship is a phenomenon that has resisted attempts to establish a clear definition. A focus on organizational structures and/or what constitutes a worthy social cause has created a diverse set of terminology. Observing the positive social impact of entrepreneurs catering to basic needs, this paper recognizes their unique role in efficiently contributing to the achievement of sustainable development goals. From this perspective, the term "social" can be much better defined. The frameworks proposed in this paper should guide much-needed further research and facilitate decision making about more focused support from a financial as well as a learning perspective.

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    Paper provided by IESE Business School in its series IESE Research Papers with number D/553.

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    Length: 19 pages
    Date of creation: 03 May 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:ebg:iesewp:d-0553
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    1. S. Illeris & G. Akehurst, 2002. "Introduction," The Service Industries Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(1), pages 1-3, January.
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