Small Bus Econ (2013) 40:687–691 DOI 10.1007/s11187-011-9397-5 • • Jill Kickul Siri Terjesen Rachida Justo Accepted: 30 November 2010 / Published online: 13 November 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2011 1 Introduction encourages a heightened sense of accountability in the individuals and communities he/she serves, as well as The future of social entrepreneurship is replete with instigating the outcomes and impact that are created. opportunities to effectively address, and potentially Unfortunately, to date, relatively little attention has solve, some of society’s most pressing issues. Whether been paid to understanding the processes by which these problems are found in education, healthcare, social entrepreneurs mobilize resources to initiate, housing, energy, or other sectors, it is the social develop, and grow their operations. While researchers entrepreneur who rises to the challenge and uses his/ such as Bornstein (2003) provide anecdotal cases and her ability to recognize, motivate, and mobilize others examples to suggest that social entrepreneurs make do to collectively take action. Moreover, because the with the resources they currently possess, there has social entrepreneur often operates in resource-scarce been little focus on the types of behavior and processes environments, he/she is compelled to use creative that enable venture survival and success
Small Business Economics – Springer Journals
Published: Nov 13, 2011
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