1st Edition

Social Entrepreneurship in the Greater China Region
Policy and Cases

ISBN 9780815368809
Published October 13, 2017 by Routledge
196 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

USD $56.95

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Book Description

This book offers the first exploration into the development of social enterprises in the Greater China region, consisting of Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Mainland China. By drawing on the research and experience of over a dozen scholars and practitioners from across the area, it offers a picture of how a strong State can play an important role as a catalyst in developing the social entrepreneurship sector, particularly by legitimizing it. It delves into the role and impact of institutions and policy on the development of social enterprises, and explains how micro and macro factors might interact in influencing social entrepreneurship. Structured in two parts – policy and cases – it reveals the historical development of the Social enterprises sector in the Chinese context and then illustrates this using cases studies. Providing an alternative view of social entrepreneurship by highlighting the importance of context in this new sector, the book questions whether or not social entrepreneurship is preferable to more conventional models of development.

Sparking new interest and offering fresh insight into social entrepreneurship in the Greater China region, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Chinese Studies, Business Studies and Sociology.

Table of Contents

Introduction Yanto Chandra & Linda Wong Part I: Policy 1. Reinventing Social Enterprise in China: Language, Institution and Strategy Meng Zhao 2. Social Enterprise Development in Hong Kong: Legitimacy and Institutional Logics Kevin Au, Terence Yuen and Jessica Tam 3. Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong: A Public Policy Dimension Jane CY Lee 4. The Blank Spots and Blind Spots on Hong Kong SE Policies KEE, Chi-Hing 5. Public Policy Measures and Promotion of Social Enterprises in Taiwan Yu-Yuan KUAN and Shu-Twu WANG 6. Social Entrepreneurship in Taiwan: Opportunities and Challenges Jennifer H. Chen and Ji-Ren Lee Part II: Cases 7. The Entrepreneurship Process in High Performing Hybrid Organizations: Insights from Diamond Cab Yanto Chandra 8. Public-Private Partnership in the Development of Social Entrepreneurship in the Mainland China: The Case of NPI Ding Li 9. Project Flame – The CityU Story Linda Wong 10. Empowerment in Social Entrepreneurship: The Case of DID Hong Kong Antony Pang, Hang Chow , Cora Chu , Fiona Wat , Julian Zhu 11. Multi-Sided Platforms Strategy in Social Entrepreneurship: A Case Study of Taiwan’s Duofu Jennifer H. Chen and Hsiang-Hsun Wu

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Yanto Chandra is Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Policy, with joint appointment with the Department of Management, at the City University of Hong Kong. His research interests are social, sustainable, developmental entrepreneurship, social investment, and entrepreneurship in general.


Linda Wong is a former Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the City University of Hong Kong. She was the founder and director of Project Flame, the City University of Hong Kong’s platform to promote social innovation and social entrepreneurship for students.