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Who Are The Social "Entrepreneurs" and What Do They Actually Do?

Steinerowski, A and Jack, S L and Farmer, J (2010) Who Are The Social "Entrepreneurs" and What Do They Actually Do? Working Paper. Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Lancaster University.

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    Abstract

    There is increasing interest in the social entrepreneur and the process of social entrepreneurship. This has led to criticisms of fuzziness surrounding these concepts. This paper explores the concept of the social entrepreneur, considering whether social entrepreneurs can really be termed "entrepreneurs" or if they are something else - individuals motivated by meeting social objectives to achieve social change. Drawing on structuration theory, we place the agent (a social entrepreneur) in the structure (a social system/the context), arguing that they are engaged in a process of co-constructing the current momentum in social entrepreneurship development.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: social entrepreneur ; social entrepreneurship ; rural ; structuration
    Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Institute for Enterprise & Entrepeneurial Development (IEED)
    ID Code: 49000
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 22:27
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 01:20
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/49000

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