Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 111, Issue 3, pp 353–373

Organizing for Society: A Typology of Social Entrepreneuring Models

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Abstract

In this article, we use content and cluster analysis on a global sample of 200 social entrepreneurial organizations to develop a typology of social entrepreneuring models. This typology is based on four possible forms of capital that can be leveraged: social, economic, human, and political. Furthermore, our findings reveal that these four social entrepreneuring models are associated with distinct logics of justification that may explain different ways of organizing across organizations. This study contributes to understanding social entrepreneurship as a field of practice and it describes avenues for theorizing about the different organizational approaches adopted by social entrepreneurs.

Keywords

Entrepreneuring Organizational field Social change Social entrepreneurship 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johanna Mair
    • 1
  • Julie Battilana
    • 2
  • Julian Cardenas
    • 3
  1. 1.Hertie School of GovernanceBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Harvard Business SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.University of AntioquiaMedellínColombia

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