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Patterns In Social Entrepreneurship Research

Edited by Jill Kickul, Director, NYU-Stern Program in Social Entrepreneurship, New York University Stern School of Business, US and Sophie Bacq, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Northeastern University, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Boston, US
The contributors expertly focus on the individual, organizational and institutional levels of social entrepreneurship. They address the role of personal values and leadership in the conduct of social entrepreneurial initiatives while stressing the importance of stakeholders in relation to human resource management, innovation or opportunity discovery. Finally, they analyze the role of institutions in legitimating social entrepreneurs' actions.
Extent: 320 pp
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Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 1 78100 358 9
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  • Business and Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Development Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Social Entrepreneurship
This impressive book outlines the complexities peculiar to the field of social entrepreneurship. Such complexities manifest at different moments in the development of a social entrepreneurial venture. It ties together many of the pressing issues and questions often encountered by social entrepreneurs and innovators as they identify, create, develop and sustain their own solutions throughout the life-cycle of their ventures.

The contributors expertly focus on the individual, organizational and institutional levels of social entrepreneurship. They address the role of personal values and leadership in the conduct of social entrepreneurial initiatives while stressing the importance of stakeholders in relation to human resource management, innovation or opportunity discovery. Finally, they analyze the role of institutions in legitimating social entrepreneurs' actions.

Social entrepreneurship, as a multi-disciplinary field, presents a unique opportunity and environment for researchers to contribute to academic-focused knowledge on both theoretical frameworks and practical skills on a holistic level. This volume offers a comprehensive foundation for this endeavor.
‘This is an excellent collection of papers that makes a significant contribution to the academic literature on social entrepreneurship. As well as highlighting opportunities for research in this area, the book emphasizes three issues that are central to social entrepreneurship – the role of leadership, the role of stakeholders, and the role of legitimacy – about which relatively little has been written. It therefore constitutes an important resource for social entrepreneurship researchers.’
– Paul Tracey, University of Cambridge, UK

‘This book is a compelling collection of key contributions in social entrepreneurship scholarship. It should be essential reading for all those seeking to understand the practical complexity and research richness of this emerging field.’
– Alex Nicholls, University of Oxford, UK
Contributors: S. Bacq, E. Bennett, D. Bhutiani, B. Bird, R. Bissola, J.E. Clarkin, M. Conger, D.D. Deardurff, M. Fakhreddin, K. Flicker, A. Gallagher, D. Gregory, A. Groen, B. Imperatori, A. Katre, J.A. Kerlin, J. Kickul, R. Leaver, M. Meyskens, S.J. Mezias, T.W. Moss, P. Nair, S. Perelli, F. Perrini, K. Ramirez, P. Salipante, J.-I. Soh, S. Teasdale, C. Vurro, D.R. Young
Contents:

Introduction
Jill Kickul and Sophie Bacq

PART I: OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FIELD OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
1. Opportunities for Social Entrepreneurship: An Analysis of the Social Sector in Six Midwest US Areas
John E. Clarkin, Dayle D. Deardurff and Anne Gallagher

2. A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective on Social Business Planning: Opportunity Discovery and Exploitation in the Case of Dynamo Camp
Francesco Perrini and Clodia Vurro

3. Applying Disruptive Innovation Theory to Green-Tech Ventures
Moriah Meyskens and Todd W. Moss

PART II: THE KEY ROLE OF THE LEADER IN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
4. The Role of Personal Values in Social Entrepreneurship
Michael Conger

5. Is Social Entrepreneurship Transformational Leadership in Action?
Divya Bhutiani, Kimberly Flicker, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen

PART III: A STAKEHOLDER APPROACH TO STUDY SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
6. Sustaining the Stakeholder Engagement in the Social Enterprise: The Human Resource Architecture
Rita Bissola and Barbara Imperatori

7. Stakeholder Salience and Disruptive Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship
Todd W. Moss and Moriah Meyskens

8. Balancing Competition and Collaboration: How Early-stage Social Ventures Succeed
Aparna Katre, Paul Salipante, Sheri Perelli and Barbara Bird

9. The Dynamics and Long-term Stability of Social Enterprise
Dennis R. Young, Janelle A. Kerlin, Simon Teasdale and Jung-In Soh

PART IV: THE LEGITIMATION OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
10. Verifying Social Enterprises: Applying Lessons from Fairtrade and Other Certifications
Elizabeth Bennett, Donald Gregory, Robert Leaver and Kelly Ramirez

11. From Private to Public: Community Institutions, Corporate Social Action, and Sustainable Economic Development
Stephen J. Mezias and Mohamad Fakhreddin

Index