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International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (4 papers in press)


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    by Yolanda Sarason 
    Abstract: Social venturing is an emerging field of research for entrepreneurship scholars. The question of how these firms differ from more traditional entrepreneurial firms is an important, yet underexplored, question. In particular there is a dearth of theory driven research focusing on the entrepreneurial exit of social ventures. Drawing upon structuration theory as our lens, we explore exit for social ventures in the discovery, evaluation and exploitation of opportunities. Our discussion is illustrated with rich examples from the stories of exit decisions by the founders of Toms of Maine, The Body Shop, Patagonia, Ben & Jerrys, New Belgium Brewing Company. We offer a foundation for future empirical exploration of entrepreneurial exit strategies of social ventures.
    Keywords: Social Entrepreneurship; structuration theory; exit strategy; social venture; acquisition.

  • Mobilising money for social change The advantage of having a business model   Order a copy of this article
    by Asceline Groot, Ben Dankbaar 
    Abstract: Social entrepreneurs see it as their main goal to realize social change. To reach this goal they need to mobilise resources such as human capital, knowledge and money. Compared to other actors aiming at social change like non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and social movements, social entreprises may have an advantage, because they have a business model that can generate sufficient income to enable them to survive in the long run. The literature on social movements has paid considerable attention to issues of resource mobilisation. This paper uses insights from that literature in analysing the funding policies of three Dutch foundations that invest in social enterprises. Several dimensions in which resource mobilisation by social entrepreneurs differs from that by social movements are uncovered. A viable business case gives start-up social enterprises an advantage in their resource mobilisation approach over other organisations that aim to change society.
    Keywords: Social entrepreneurship; social change; social movements; resource mobilisation.

  • Corporate social responsibility typology: The influence of cross-cultural dimensions   Order a copy of this article
    by Carri Tolmie, Yung-Hwal Park, J.C. Blewitt 
    Abstract: What constitutes and influences corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been debated among cross-cultural researchers worldwide. Building on a previously established typology, with the addition of the natural environment dimension, this paper explores the different domains of CSR. Further, by using Hofstedes cultural framework, we examine what cultural dimensions have the most influence on which CSR type. In doing so, several managerial implications emerge for multinational enterprises (MNEs) to capitalize on. This conceptual work paves the way for future empirical subjects addressing the various aspects to fully understand CSR in practice.
    Keywords: Corporate social responsibility; stakeholder pressure; culture; environment.

  • Competencies for Social Entrepreneurs in Emerging Economies: Evidences from India.   Order a copy of this article
    by Garima Saxena 
    Abstract: Individual (entrepreneurial) competencies are ubiquitously acknowledged and directly linked with the establishment and overall success of an enterprise. However, very few studies have been conducted in social entrepreneurial competencies domains with a specific context to emerging economies. This study aims to explore and examine the competencies of social entrepreneurs functioning in emerging economies specifically in India. The study holds its foundation on constructivist research paradigm & relativist ontology, adopt an emic approach to epistemology and multiple-case study (in-depth interview) methodology. Primary data was collected through personal interviews and analyzed through Atlas.ti 8 software. The results revealed that the social entrepreneurs acquire specific competencies in response to the hostile and belligerent social, political, institutional, and cultural conditions prevalent in emerging economies/India. Minor quantitative analysis develops our understanding of competencies with relation to age, education, experience and marital status of the social entrepreneurs.
    Keywords: Competencies; emerging economies; India; social entrepreneurs; social entrepreneurship.