The assumption of a strong connection between entrepreneurship and economic growth has led to the neglect of entrepreneurial processes in the social sectors. Based on the findings of an in-depth longitudinal case study, our article focuses on social entrepreneurship (SE) processes designed to exploit innovation that explicitly addresses complex social problems. We elaborate on the characteristics of the process and on the dimensions intervening on how social entrepreneurial opportunities are identified, evaluated, exploited and scaled up. We provide a process-based view of SE, suggesting the need for consistency between individual, organizational and contextual elements.

A process-based view of social entrepreneurship: From opportunity identification to scaling-up social change in the case of San Patrignano / F. Perrini, C. Vurro, L.A. Costanzo. - In: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT. - ISSN 0898-5626. - 22:6(2010), pp. 515-534.

A process-based view of social entrepreneurship: From opportunity identification to scaling-up social change in the case of San Patrignano

C. Vurro
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2010

Abstract

The assumption of a strong connection between entrepreneurship and economic growth has led to the neglect of entrepreneurial processes in the social sectors. Based on the findings of an in-depth longitudinal case study, our article focuses on social entrepreneurship (SE) processes designed to exploit innovation that explicitly addresses complex social problems. We elaborate on the characteristics of the process and on the dimensions intervening on how social entrepreneurial opportunities are identified, evaluated, exploited and scaled up. We provide a process-based view of SE, suggesting the need for consistency between individual, organizational and contextual elements.
Entrepreneurial process; Intervening dimensions; Social entrepreneurship; Social innovation; Business and International Management; Economics and Econometrics
Settore SECS-P/08 - Economia e Gestione delle Imprese
2010
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