214 pages | 17 B/W Illus.
This book provides comprehensive and advanced analysis of the characteristics of social entrepreneurship in Europe. It offers innovative, up-todate research on the ecosystems of social entrepreneurship, the behavior of social entrepreneurs, their ability to produce social innovation, social capital and social inclusion, and the role of stakeholders in fostering socially oriented businesses. Moreover, it addresses the diversity of the European social enterprise sector from an evolutionary perspective, with particular reference to the rise of social entrepreneurship and the role of new-generation social entrepreneurs throughout Europe. Multidisciplinary contributions authored by experts from business and accounting, economics, and sociology serve the purpose of delivering a holistic study of social entrepreneurship, also providing the necessary data for delivering policy implications on the features of the most effective enabling social and institutional ecosystems.
The broad approach, based on different theoretical frameworks and methodologies across numerous disciplines, enables the authors to tackle all of the complex research issues connected to social entrepreneurship in the region. The book builds on the results of the European Union 7FP (European Union’s Research and Innovation funding program for 2007–013)-funded “EFESEIIS – Enabling the flourishing and evolution of social entrepreneurship for innovative and inclusive societies” research project.
The central theme of the book is an evolutionary perspective on the dynamics and the rise of the social enterprise in Europe. This evolutionary perspective can be used in an economic as well as a social longitudinal analysis of changing contexts and entrepreneurial practices. The evolutionary perspective will be used as a tool to account for the specificity of developmental pathways in different contexts and countries.
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Chapter 1 - An introduction to social entrepreneurship in Europe.
Enrico Testi, Mario Biggeri, Marco Bellucci, Roel During, H. Thomas R. Persson
Chapter 2 - Research background, theoretical frameworks and methodologies for social entrepreneurship
Roel During, H. Thomas R. Persson, Mario Biggeri, Enrico Testi, Marco Bellucci
Chapter 3 - The rise of social enterprises and social entrepreneurship in Western Europe
Simone Baglioni, Didier Chabanet, H. Thomas R. Persson
Chapter 4 - The diversity of European social enterprises: an evolutionary perspective
Roel During and Rosalie van Dam
Chapter 5 - Emerging managerial aspects of social entrepreneurship in Europe
Marco Bellucci, Enrico Testi, Serena Franchi, Mario Biggeri
Chapter 6 - Are decision makers in Social Enterprises more pro-social than their peers? An analysis of production and consumption choices
Enrico Testi, Mario Biggeri, Domenico Colucci, Nicola Doni, Vincenzo Valori
Chapter 7 - Social capital in social economy
Agata Zabłocka, Ryszard Praszkier, Marta Kacprzyk-Murawska, Ewa Petrushak
Chapter 8 - The role of stakeholder networks in shaping the development of social enterprise ecosystems
Richard Hazenberg, Meanu Bajwa-Patel, Toa Giroletti
Chapter 9 - Understanding the Innovative Behavior of Social Enterprises
Ana Aleksić Mirić, Marina Petrović, Zorica Čeliković
Chapter 10 - Social innovation in niches
Christina Grabbe, Katharina Obuch, Annette Zimmer
Chapter 11 - The in-between space of new generation social enterprises
Mara Benadusi, Rosario Sapienza
Chapter 12 - A framework to understand enabling ecosystems for Social Enterprises
Mario Biggeri, Enrico Testi, Andrea Ferrannini
Chapter 13 - Concluding remarks on social entrepreneurship in Europe
H. Thomas R. Persson, Mario Biggeri, Enrico Testi, Marco Bellucci, Roel During
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