1st Edition

Social Entrepreneurship and Bricolage Taking stock and looking ahead

    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book provides new insights into how the concept of bricolage is used to foster research on social entrepreneurship.

    The contributors assess the relevance of the concept from a theoretical point of view, questioning the concept and its relationships with similar concepts or theories, like those of effectuation and improvisation; use the concept of bricolage to study processes by which social entrepreneurs make their business grow; and investigate the diversity of social entrepreneurial situations and, as a consequence, the variety of forms (and effects) of bricolage practices.

    The primary objective of this book is thus to shed light on bricolage in social entrepreneurship, especially at the intersection of different levels of analysis and in different contexts. It takes stock of existing research at the intersection of both concepts and looks at future research avenues. This book was originally published as a special issue of Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.

    Introduction: Researching bricolage in social entrepreneurship  1. The merits and limits of making do: bricolage and breakdowns in a social enterprise  2. Bricolage, effectuation, and causation shifts over time in the context of social entrepreneurship  3. Resource bricolage and growth of product and market scope in social enterprises  4. Bricolage and growth in social entrepreneurship organisations  5. Disclosing everyday practices constituting social entrepreneuring – a case of necessity effectuation  6. Catalyzing social innovation: is entrepreneurial bricolage always good?  7. Grassroots entrepreneurs and social change at the bottom of the pyramid: the role of bricolage


    Alain Fayolle is Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Founder and past Director of the Entrepreneurship Research Centre, at EM Lyon Business School, France. He has published numerous books and articles, as well as winning the 2013 European Entrepreneurship Education Award. He was Chair of the AOM Entrepreneurship Division for 2016-2017.

    Frank Janssen is Full Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He is a fellow of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the current president of the International French-speaking Research Association on SMEs and Entrepreneurship. His publications are in the fields of growth, social entrepreneurship, exit and motivations.

    Séverine Le Loarne-Lemaire is Full Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France. Her expertise lies in the field of female entrepreneurship. She has created a Research Chair and an international network called "FERE-women & Economic Renewal". She is the author of many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and regularly communicates in the media.

    Adnane Maalaoui is Director for Entrepreneurship programs at IPAG Business School, France. His research focuses on disadvantaged (elderly, refugees, disabled, etc.) entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial intentions and cognitive approaches to entrepreneurship. He has authored more than 20 articles in academic journals, articles in professional journals and MOOCs on entrepreneurship.