Emerging Research Directions in Social Entrepreneurship

  • Larry Pate
  • Charles Wankel

Part of the Advances in Business Ethics Research book series (ABER, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Essential Qualities of Social Entrepreneurs

  3. The Wider Impact of Social Entrepreneurship

  4. Social Entrepreneurship and Global Change

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 225-231
  6. Social Entrepreneurship and Global Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
  7. The Wider Impact of Social Entrepreneurship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
  8. Essential Qualities of Social Entrepreneurs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9

About this book


This book takes an inside-out approach to examine the broad topic of social entrepreneurship. Instead of looking inward at what social entrepreneurship is, this book looks forward from the view of successful social entrepreneurs to answer the important question, “Where is social entrepreneurship going next?” First, the volume looks at the essential qualities of social entrepreneurs, including the importance of humility as a trait in the social entrepreneur, the way in which social entrepreneurs define themselves as such, and if and how opportunity recognition differs in social and traditional entrepreneurs. Next, the volume looks at the impact of social entrepreneurial businesses on individuals but also on the supply chain, other businesses and the wider community. Next, the book explores social entrepreneurship and global change. This rare and compelling section, offers key insights and lessons in the development and promotion of social entrepreneurship in the global economy.This volume addresses both theory and research, suggesting practical solutions. It engages scholars and practitioners across disciplines in an examination and debate about various methods and approaches of enacting programs of social change.​


Developing Businesses and Fighting Poverty Developing Nations Directions in Social Entrepreneurship Do Social Enterprises Create Essential Public Values Impact of Social Entrepreneurship Implications of Financing Strategies International Aid Poverty Alleviation Qualities of Social Entrepreneurs Scaling of Social Enterprises Social Business Social Entrepreneurship Social Entrepreneurship Social Entrepreneurship Social Entrepreneurship and Global Change Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Social Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets Social Entrepreneurship in a Developing Economy Social Opportunity Recognition Social Value Creation

Editors and affiliations

  • Larry Pate
    • 1
  • Charles Wankel
    • 2
  1. 1.Decision Systems InternationalLittletonUSA
  2. 2.HullUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7896-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7895-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7896-2
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