A Realistic Theory of Social Entrepreneurship: A Life Cycle Analysis of Micro-Finance – eBook


  • Authors: Arvind Ashta,
  • File Size: 3 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 138 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
  • Publication Date: November 7, 2019
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0817MKKN7
  • ISBN-10: 303032141X
  • ISBN-13: 9783030321413
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Using evidence from the microfinance sector, which known as a leading sector of social entrepreneurship, A Realistic Theory of Social Entrepreneurship: A Life Cycle Analysis of Micro-Finance (PDF) attempts to push the boundaries of research in this field. While latest studies consider that commercial enterprises, not-for-profits and social enterprises are formed by entrepreneurs with different personal identities, they do not describe why these personalities may change before they transform their social enterprises, and change further at the stage of progressing into commercial enterprises. Presenting a theory of development and evolution for social enterprises which explores the dynamics associated with change, impact and growth and an in-depth critical view of funding, motivation and profit, this ebook examines how that influences the social mission and enterprise structure in the wake of hybrid and for-profit models and corporate philanthropy. The author brings to attention the ‘cracks’ in social entrepreneurship and asks how they are being filled, institutionally.

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