From Fragmentation to Function: Critical Concepts and Writing on Social Capital Markets' Structure, Operation and Innovation

Emerson, Jed and Spitzer, Joshua (2007) From Fragmentation to Function: Critical Concepts and Writing on Social Capital Markets' Structure, Operation and Innovation. Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneuship.

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Abstract

Social capital markets’ has become a popular phrase over recent years (Hardigan, 2006). While this paper will not definitively document the increase in its use, a simple web search of the phrase shows many and diverse discussions, initiatives, and writings addressing the topic. For the most part, these explorations appear to be coming in fits and starts that have had little traction as a common set of concepts, in part because of limited attempts to link new thought and practice with previous work on which the ongoing discussion could build. Among many, this condition has created a sense not simply of déjà vu, but of futility: if we continually begin our discussions and framing efforts anew, we overlook possible improvements and innovations that may be waiting just outside our door.

Item Type: Other Working Paper
Keywords: social capital markets; innovation;
Subject(s): Social entrepreneurship
Centre: Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
Date Deposited: 18 May 2011 10:17
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:05
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/762

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