A short note on entrepreneurship as method: a social enterprise perspective

Verreynne, Martie-Louise, Miles, Morgan P. and Harris, Candice (2013) A short note on entrepreneurship as method: a social enterprise perspective. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 9 1: 113-128.

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Author Verreynne, Martie-Louise
Miles, Morgan P.
Harris, Candice
Title A short note on entrepreneurship as method: a social enterprise perspective
Journal name International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1554-7191
1555-1938
Publication date 2013
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11365-012-0239-y
Volume 9
Issue 1
Start page 113
End page 128
Total pages 16
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract Recent work by Sarasvathy and Venkataraman (Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 113–135, 2011) suggest that entrepreneurship may offer an alternative to the scientific method in solving some of the increasingly complex problems facing modern society. This paper adopts an entrepreneurial method framework to explore how social enterprises (SEs) can more efficiently and effectively provide goods and services to the needy. SEs have the potential to improve efficiency and effectiveness by innovating new products, processes, strategies, and/or business models to better meet their beneficiaries’ needs. Three case studies of SEs are used to explore the process and the outcomes of the entrepreneurial method. In addition, propositions are developed to illustrate the social and economic performance advantages of SEs and offer managerial implications for enhanced practice.
Keyword Social enterprise
Entrepreneurship as method
Case study
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 03 October 2012

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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