A Research Agenda for Social Entrepreneurship
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A Research Agenda for Social Entrepreneurship

Edited by Anne de Bruin and Simon Teasdale

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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Chapter 7: Community perspectives on social entrepreneurship

Helen Haugh and Andrew Brady

Abstract

This chapter identifies the common ground shared by social and community entrepreneurship and distils four distinctive characteristics of community entrepreneurship in terms of people, place, participation and governance. Community perspectives on social enterprise mission and business models are considered and a theory-rich community entrepreneurship research agenda is developed for social networks, social capital, innovation, and impact and sustainability.

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