Journal Article

Connecting the dots in social entrepreneurship through the capabilities approach

Emmanuel Yujuico

in Socio-Economic Review

Published on behalf of Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics

Volume 6, issue 3, pages 493-513
Published in print July 2008 | ISSN: 1475-1461
Published online March 2008 | e-ISSN: 1475-147X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ser/mwn003
Connecting the dots in social entrepreneurship through the capabilities approach

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Social entrepreneurship has received substantial general attention, though formal research interest in the concept has been more limited. I propose using the capabilities approach as a unifying theoretical framework in comprehending the concept. This approach is useful in evaluating and then linking the causal, motivational, behavioural and directive dimensions of social entrepreneurship. Consequently, an illustrative theoretical framework is developed to guide future research that is cognizant of the similarities and differences between conventional and social entrepreneurship.

Keywords: social movements; innovation; social networks; economic man; embeddedness; ethics; O31 technological change: innovation and invention; I31-general welfare; basic needs; quality of life; P16 capitalist systems; political economy

Journal Article.  7623 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Moral Philosophy ; Corporate Social Responsibility ; Welfare Economics ; Political Economy ; Economic Sociology

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