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A Research Agenda for Social Entrepreneurship

Edited by Anne de Bruin, Professor of Economics, School of Economics, and Finance and Director, New Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre, Massey University, New Zealand and Simon Teasdale, Professor of Public Policy and Organisations, and Assistant Vice Principal, Global Challenges Research, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
In the last two decades social entrepreneurship has grown in energy and impact as entrepreneurial spirit has increasingly turned to finding solutions for social, cultural and environmental issues. As social entrepreneurship has grown in popularity, so too has its academic study. A Research Agenda for Social Entrepreneurship brings together contributions from developing paths in the field to signpost the directions ahead for the study of social entrepreneurship.
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Publication Date: July 2019
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Public Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Development Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Administration and Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship
Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

In the last two decades social entrepreneurship has grown in energy and impact as entrepreneurial spirit has increasingly turned to finding solutions for social, cultural and environmental issues. As social entrepreneurship has grown in popularity, so too has its academic study. A Research Agenda for Social Entrepreneurship brings together contributions from developing paths in the field to signpost the directions ahead for the study of social entrepreneurship.

Moving beyond mainstream approaches to entrepreneurship, this innovative and insightful book offers a unique view into the contemporary state of social entrepreneurship research. Impressive and diverse, this book explores not only established research, but also draws out implications for social entrepreneurship from legal scholarship, gender studies and indigenous research, as well as investigating regional contexts. Moreover, the contributors take inspiration from emerging societal trends, such as the circular economy and the turn of entrepreneurship to ecology and the environment.

Featuring diverse insights from different disciplinary and geographical perspectives, this book is invaluable to students of social entrepreneurship at all levels who are in need of a broad and cutting-edge overview of the topics. Researchers seeking original research topics and questions will benefit from this book’s insight into the future of the subject. The accessible style will also serve social entrepreneurs themselves, offering a fascinating exploration of the many pathways for social entrepreneurship.
‘In a field that is constantly evolving, this volume is a great guide for students and practitioners of social entrepreneurship. Not only will it guide you through the territory of this relatively new field but it will also stimulate you with its possibilities. This is a must-read for any student and/or practitioner of social enterprise.’
– Ana Maria Peredo, University of Victoria, Canada

‘Many articles in the field of social entrepreneurship are limited by their pursuit of absolute definitions. This Research Agenda expands the research possibilities for the field, drawing on new perspectives – from public health and development studies, to intersectionality and the law – to shed light on this ever-changing phenomenon.’
– Candida Brush, Babson College, US
Contributors include: G. Alarifi, A. Brady, D. Burand, E. Castellas, L.-P. Dana, A. de Bruin, P. Dey, B. Doherty, M. Duniam, A.M. Eikenberry, R. Eversole, R. Hazenberg, M. Henriksson, C. Henry, E. Henry, D. Holt, M. Hultman, N. Johansson, A. Kaijser, P. Kittipanya-ngam, E. Kromidha, K. Lewis, L. Marti, C. Mason, B. Meldrum, J. Ormiston, P. Robson, M. Roy, R. Spear, S. Teasdale, B. Wallsten, R. Ziegler
Contents:

1. Exploring the terrain of social entrepreneurship: new directions, paths less travelled
Anne de Bruin and Simon Teasdale

2. An evolutionary perspective on social entrepreneurship ‘ecosystems’
Michael J. Roy and Richard Hazenberg

3. Spectres of marketization? The prospect of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Australia
Chris Mason

4. Social enterprises and democracy in countries with transitional or authoritarian regimes
Angela M. Eikenberry

5. Measuring impact in social entrepreneurship: developing a research agenda for the ‘practice turn’ in impact assessment
Jarrod Ormiston and Erin Castellas

6. When form follows function: governing for good
Deborah Burand

7. Community perspectives on social entrepreneurship
Helen Haugh and Andrew Brady

8. Collective social entrepreneurship
Roger Spear

9. Inclusive value chain development: the role of social enterprise hybrids in smallholder value chains
Bob Doherty and Pichawadee Kittipanya-ngam

10. Social enterprises as rural development actors
Robyn Eversole and Mary Duniam

11 Social and ecological entrepreneurship in a circular economy: the need for understanding transitional agency  
Malin Henriksson, Martin Hultman, Nils Johansson, Anna Kaijser and Björn Wallsten

12 Gender and social entrepreneurship research: contemporary themes
Kate V. Lewis and Colette Henry

13. Māori Indigenous research: impacting social enterprise and entrepreneurship
Ella Henry and Leo-Paul Dana

14. Social entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa
Ghadah Alarifi, Paul Robson and Endrit Kromidha

15. Hybrid social entrepreneurship in emerging economies – a research agenda
Diane Holt and Bev Meldrum

16. Social entrepreneurship through the lens of the ‘everyday’: inquiring the rhythms of female micro-credit recipients
Pascal Dey and Laurent Marti

17. The times of social innovation - fictional expectation, precautionary expectation and social imaginary
Rafael Ziegler

Index