Book Review: F. Perrini (ed.) The New Social Entrepreneurship: What Awaits Social Entrepreneurship Ventures? Cheltenham and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2006

Nicholls, Alex (2008) Book Review: F. Perrini (ed.) The New Social Entrepreneurship: What Awaits Social Entrepreneurship Ventures? Cheltenham and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2006. International Small Business Journal, 26 (2). pp. 247-251.

Abstract

Despite the fact that social entrepreneurship has now been a topic of discussion in academic, policy, and practitioner circles for 10 years or more, it was only in 2006 that collections of scholarly papers on the topic began to emerge and then six appeared in the space of six months (in addition to Perrini, see Austin et al., 2006a; Mosher-Williams, 2006; Mair et al., 2006; Nicholls, 2006b; Nyssens, 2006). This sudden outpouring of research contributed to the project of building an academic field of social entrepreneurship in three broad areas: definitional work focused on setting the boundaries of social entrepreneurship; theory development based around conventional disciplinary approaches but with social entrepreneurship/social enterprise as the unique unit of analysis; new empirical data, especially case studies.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Book reviews; Social Entrepreneurship
Subject(s): Social entrepreneurship
Centre: Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2012 14:07
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:07
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/2843

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