Title: Evolution of network ties in social enterprises: a governance perspective

Authors: Swati Panda; Shridhar Dash

Addresses: Department of Marketing and Logistics, College of Business, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA ' Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier Square, Bhubaneswar-751013, India

Abstract: The objective of this study is to explore, understand and describe the network evolution process of social enterprises from a governance perspective. Studies have extensively investigated the development of networks in the 'commercial' entrepreneurship space. However, similar research on social enterprises, specifically from a governance perspective is still growing. We try to bridge this gap through an exploratory study of two social ventures in India, with different organisational structures. Based on the empirical findings, we present a series of propositions depicting the network characteristics of social enterprises, their governance structures and the dynamics between them.

Keywords: contracts; networks; India; social enterprise; trust.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2018.10016580

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2018 Vol.21 No.3, pp.384 - 407

Received: 28 Jan 2017
Accepted: 12 Apr 2017

Published online: 08 Oct 2018 *

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