Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

9-2005

Abstract

What is social entrepreneurship? In, particular, what’s so social about it? Understanding what social entrepreneurship is enables researchers to study the phenomenon and policy-makers to design measures to encourage it. However, such an understanding is lacking partly because there is no universally accepted definition of entrepreneurship as yet. In this paper, we suggest a definition of social entrepreneurship that intuitively accords with what is generally accepted as entrepreneurship and that captures the way in which entrepreneurship may be altruistic. Based on this we provide a taxonomy of social entrepreneurship and identify a number of real cases from Asia illustrating the different forms it could take.

Keywords

social entrepreneurship, definitions, taxonomy, altruism

Discipline

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Strategic Management Policy

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources; Humanities

Publication

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

Volume

1

Issue

3

First Page

353

Last Page

365

ISSN

1554-7191

Identifier

10.1007/s11365-005-2600-x

Publisher

Springer

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1007/s11365-005-2600-x

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