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B Corp Entrepreneurs

Analysing the Motivations and Values behind Running a Social Business

  • Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth
  • Ingo Winkler
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth, Ingo Winkler
    Pages 1-9
  3. Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth, Ingo Winkler
    Pages 11-24
  4. Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth, Ingo Winkler
    Pages 25-36
  5. Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth, Ingo Winkler
    Pages 37-44
  6. Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth, Ingo Winkler
    Pages 45-59
  7. Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth, Ingo Winkler
    Pages 61-87
  8. Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth, Ingo Winkler
    Pages 89-96
  9. Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth, Ingo Winkler
    Pages 97-108
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 109-113

About this book

Introduction

Highlighting the motivations of B Corp entrepreneurs in Chile, this book explores the phenomenon behind for-profit organisations that are committed to social and ecological sustainability as well as human welfare. By examining the personal and social drivers of businesses which are not solely focused on profit-making, the authors reveal a dual orientation that is an important factor in the creation of hybrid organisations. Offering an in-depth study of B Corp entrepreneurs in Chile, the largest B Corp community outside of North America, this pioneering book challenges dominant assumptions that there is only one ideal type of entrepreneur and argues that the values of the purely profit-driven and purely social-driven do in fact intersect. An enlightening read for researchers of social business and sustainability, this book analyses perceptions towards success, and the desire to solve environmental problems, underlining a fundamental aspect of the entrepreneur’s personal value structure.

Keywords

for-profit organisations society community Chile Latin America hybrid organisations

Authors and affiliations

  • Florentine Mariele Sophie Roth
    • 1
  • Ingo Winkler
    • 2
  1. 1.HausachGermany
  2. 2.Department of Marketing and ManagementUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdense MDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90167-1
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90166-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90167-1
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