The evolution of social entrepreneurship: What have we learned?

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dianne H.B. Welsh, Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Purpose – If there is one thing that truly characterizes entrepreneurship and especially social entrepreneurship, it is the “engaged scholarship” at their very heart. That is, teaching, outreach/service and research are connected, often tightly. The purpose of this paper therefore is to discuss the evolution of social entrepreneurship and the lessons learned. Design/methodology/approach – The paper reports on the results of a multi-country survey dealing with social entrepreneurship. Findings – It is found that a lot of maturing needs to be done in the area of social entrepreneurship work. Originality/value – This paper provides real value to the literature by showing what is actually done in the teaching of social entrepreneurship.

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Language: English
Date: 2013
social entrepreneurship, managerial effectiveness, action research, business education

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