Int. J. of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation   »   2016 Vol.4, No.1

 

 

Title: Social entrepreneurship: a measurement instrument

 

Authors: Andrés Chinchilla; Mayte Garcia

 

Addresses:
EGADE Business School, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Av. Eugenio Garza Laguera and Rufino Tamayo n/n, Valle Oriente, Garza Garcia, N.L., 66269, Mexico
EGADE Business School, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Av. Eugenio Garza Laguera and Rufino Tamayo n/n, Valle Oriente, Garza Garcia, N.L., 66269, Mexico

 

Abstract: The study of social entrepreneurship has shown increased development recently particularly emphasising the conceptual and qualitative perspectives, resulting in literature that shows a gap in the lack of a measurement instrument to assess this phenomenon. This uncovers an opportunity to develop a scale to measure the main characteristic and challenge of social entrepreneurship, which is the management of the duality of objectives presented in meeting economic and social aims. The purpose of this study is to develop a scale that measures the social and economic orientations of entrepreneurship in the context of an emerging economy in Latin America.

 

Keywords: social entrepreneurship; duality of objectives; measurement instruments; emerging economies; social value; economic value; measurement scale.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJSEI.2016.075631

 

Int. J. of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2016 Vol.4, No.1, pp.1 - 15

 

Submission date: 29 Aug 2015
Date of acceptance: 27 Sep 2015
Available online: 30 Mar 2016

 

 

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