Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurs

Alex Nicholls

in The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195398571
Published online May 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurs

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This article examines the concepts of social enterprise and social entrepreneurs in relation to civil society. It explains that social entrepreneurship represents one of the most notable innovations in global civil society in recent times while social entrepreneurs represent a new generation of civil society actors who are driven to address the systemic problems facing the world today. It also explains the scope and institutional drivers of social entrepreneurship.

Keywords: social enterprise; social entrepreneurs; civil society; systemic problems; institutional drivers

Article.  5351 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy ; Public Administration

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