Title: Social entrepreneurs as change catalysts: evidences from case studies

Authors: Carmela Elita Schillaci; Marco Romano; Melita Nicotra; Tomarchio Ottavia

Addresses: Department "Economia e Management", University of Catania, Corso Italia, 55, 95129, Catania, Italy ' Department "Economia e Management", University of Catania, Corso Italia, 55, 95129, Catania, Italy ' Department "Economia e Management", University of Catania, Corso Italia, 55, 95129, Catania, Italy ' Copenhagen Business School, Solbjerg Pl. 3, 2000, Frederiksberg, Danimarca

Abstract: The contribution attempts to explicit the role of the social entrepreneur. There are countless examples of social entrepreneurs that can be cited from around the world. Social entrepreneurs' personality, temperament and characteristics have been studied by a great number of researchers. The focus has generally been "who social entrepreneur is". However, few researches have stressed "what social entrepreneur does", what are his actions and the effects of his actions. This is what the present paper tries to address and explore. The use of qualitative case study approach offers rich social entrepreneurial discovery data. However, due to the scant number of interviews, the present analysis can be considered an exploratory study. Future researches can gather data on a large scale, using variegate samples, to generalise results to a large population.

Keywords: Ashoka network; case study; change catalysts; social entrepreneur.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMFA.2017.084777

International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting, 2017 Vol.9 No.2, pp.124 - 139

Available online: 20 Jun 2017 *

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