A conceptual overview of What We Know About Social Entrepreneurship

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This chapter provides an extensive literature review with the primary objective to provide a conceptual overview of the concept of social entrepreneurship based on four different schools of thought (i.e., the Social Innovation School of thought, the Social Enterprise School of thought, the EMES approach, and the UK approach).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Community Development Reader
EditorsJ. DeFilippis, S. Saegert
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages400
ISBN (Print)9780415507738
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Reprint of: Hoogendoorn, B., Pennings, E., and Thurik, A. R. (2010). What do we know about
social entrepreneurship; an analysis of empirical research. International Review
of Entrepreneurship, 8(2), 71-112.

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  • EUR ESE 30


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