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Introduction

  • Johanna Mair
  • Jeffrey Robinson
  • Kai Hockerts

Abstract

The concept of social entrepreneurship (SE) is, in practice, recognized as encompassing a wide range of activities: enterprising individuals devoted to making a difference; social purpose business ventures dedicated to adding for-profit motivations to the nonprofit sector; new types of philanthropists supporting venture capital-like ‘investment’ portfolios; and nonprofit organizations that are reinventing themselves by drawing on lessons learned from the business world. In the past decade ‘social entrepreneurship’ has made a popular name for itself on the global scene as a ‘new phenomenon’ that is reshaping the way we think about social value creation. Some of these practices are uniquely new however many have been around for a long time having finally reached critical mass under a widely endorsed label.

Keywords

Corporate Social Responsibility Corporate Social Performance Social Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Intention Social Entrepreneur 
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© Johanna Mair, Jeffrey Robinson and Kai Hockerts 2006

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  • Johanna Mair
  • Jeffrey Robinson
  • Kai Hockerts

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